Spring 2022

The Johns Hopkins Children's Center Magazine

The Serious Side of Play

By using toys, games and fun to connect with young patients, child life specialists do crucial work in preventing the trauma that can arise with hospitalizations and other medical interventions.

A group of toys and medical supplies, including a syringe and medical tape. In the center is a pink plush panda, with slips of paper protruding from the zippered pocket of its mouth. One of the slips says 'Pokes'.

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