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Help explaining an upcoming surgery to a child. My sweet baby & her upcoming heart surgery!

Medical Play Prep is an important part of having a successful experience for the child. A developmental goal met through this would be teaching the child about the procedures as well as where on them the procedure will be performed. A psychosocial goal met through this would include having the child understand and be ale to communicate to the staff that he/she know what is happening and being involved in preparation for surgeries using medical play.

Medical Play Prep is an important part of having a successful experience for the child. A developmental goal met through this would be teaching the child about the procedures as well as where on them the procedure will be performed.

Prepping for Surgery:  Doll provided by child life specialist. From Early Childhood and Youth Development Blog, Dawn Braa

Prepping for Surgery: Doll provided by child life specialist so patient can play doctor with medical tools to help through fear and anxiety before surgery

This FREE informational book is helpful in explaining what surgery is to young children. Whether the teacher or a student is having surgery, this is the perfect book for your class!

Preparation Method: This FREE informational book is helpful in explaining what surgery is to young children. Whether the teacher or a student is having surgery, this is the perfect book for your class!

G-tube doll "surgery" to help a sibling understand her brother's experience. taylorsjourneyblog

G-tube doll "surgery" to help a sibling understand her brother's experience. This is a great hands-on activity for young children to understand what is going on with their sibling who is in the hospital.

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Here are some tips on how to help your child feel prepared and confident about their upcoming surgery:

Ways to Help Prepare a Child for Their Sibling's Surgery

Ways to Help Prepare Your Child for Their Sibling's Surgery

Helping your sibling prepare for surgery can be a learning experience as well as a coping device for the child.

Preparing Your Child for Surgery -- invite representative from hospital to talk about this subject and promote the "teddy bear clinic"

Preparing Your Child for Surgery -- invite representative from hospital to talk about this subject and promote the "teddy bear clinic"

If your child is having surgery, you'll want to read this advice on prepping for the big day.

Preparing for a Toddler's Surgery

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