HAPPY NEW YEAR!
This year, we thought we’d kick off 2017 by focusing on something fun – PLAY. Everyone, young and old, here and there, across the world plays. At The Standish Foundation for Child and Family Centered Healthcare, we know how important play is to the growth and development of all children, and we also understand the integral role that is in pediatric healthcare.
We’ll be posting some of our favorite articles about play, discussing its importance and effects on children and families as they walk through their medical journey, and we’ll be providing tips on how to incorporate play into the experience of your patients. We’ll even be featuring a few guest bloggers (like pediatrician Dr. Ben Meisel and Child Life Specialist Deborah Villas) who are experts in incorporating play into their daily practice with pediatric patients.
We invite you to participate in our playful focus as well – talk to us about the role of play in your work with kids! Share your experiences in how play makes a difference in your practice…comment, email, message us, join us!