ERIC Number: ED172930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
Play in a Hospital. Why...? How...?
Play Schools Association, New York, NY.
This pamphlet provides guidelines for hospital play and recreation programs for children. A rationale for providing play activities for hospitalized children is developed and an administrative perspective on play in the hospital setting is Presented. A hospital play program initiated in 1957 by the Play Schools Association at an initial equipment cost of $1,000 is described. The way the Outpatient Department Play Project was planned and implemented when special monies became available is indicated. Special attention is given to the use of "the Traveling Toyery," a movable toy cart, and standards for selecting good toys for children. Guides and suggestions for volunteers who work in play programs are listed. Also included are ideas for play program activities, suggestions for play equipment and materials, ways to make musical instruments and recipes for crafts materials. In conclusion, books that will help parents prepare their children for a hospital experience as well as other related materials are cited. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Art Materials, Children, Guides, Hospitalized Children, Hospitals, Play, Play Therapy, Program Costs, Recreational Activities, Role Playing, Toys, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Play Schools Association, 19 West 44th Street, New York, New York 10036 (Paper, $1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Play Schools Association, New York, NY.