Play and therapeutic resources
Therapeutic Play Tool Kit
Please click here to download our manual explaining how to play with children who are sick or traumatised in a controlled, fun and therapeutic way. The mannual was sponsored by our good friends at Children in Crossfire.
Chemokaspar is a beautiful little book originally created by the ICCCPO group. It gently and simply explains chemotherapy to children. It was translated into KiSwahili and is available here to be downloaded free for any KiSwahili speaking groups.
Moyo Wa Mtoto
Moyo Wa Mtoto is another little story book for the children. It was written and designed on Upendo Children's cancer ward and in Muhimbili National Hopsital. It follows the journey of Moyo, a little bear with cancer as he and his Mum attend Upendo ward for treatment. It is available in both English and Swahili.
Paul and the Dragon
Paul and the dragon is a wonderful psycho-social resource made available from the American Childhood Cancer Organization, acco.org/ and Vereniging Ouders Kinderen en Kanker, vokk.nl. The short film, without words to be accessible for all, tells the journey of Paul fighting the dragon (his cancer) and all the different elements of his journey fighting the dragon. The children absolutely love watching Paul beat the dragon and our amazing psycho-social staff do a wonderful job of helping the children relate to Paul and find solace and strength in his victory.
Bee Brave Buddies
We are so grateful to Roseanne Bernstein who sent us hundreds of her wonderful Bee Brave Dolls so that each child had their own little companion throughout their treatment, that looked just like them! 'Each doll is soft, colorful, cuddly and bald, showing children that they can still be beautiful and strong even without hair. Each doll comes with a matching hat or headband. The super heroes come with soft minky cape. The girl dolls have special words printed on their long leggings such as giggle, hope, brave, cuddle, snuggle, dream, hugs, smile, laugh, play. Each doll is available in a Caucasian or African-American version. Each doll has a big heart printed on the back of their bald head.'