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.
'My scans' by I draw Childhood Cancer
Angus Olsen, pictured left with Jane in the family coffee shop, began creating visual resources for children and families facing childhood cancer when his 2 year old daughter Jane was diagnosed with Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma or ERMS in 2016. I draw Childhood Cancer's website and FaceBook page have many resources and offer visual stories about life and daily routines with childhood cancer. They kindly agreed for us to translate their book 'My Scans' into Kiswahili for our children, the english version can be found here.
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.