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December Newsletter!

Happy Holidays everyone!!! We are excited to release the December edition of the Caregiver Connections Newsletter! You can download your copy below! And if you would like to receive the newsletter straight to your inbox, sign up here! December Thriving Play Newsletter...

Intensive Announcement

Calling all Child Life Students! Are you confused with what goes where on your applications? Are you struggling with your essays? Do you stress during interviews? We are here for you! Thriving Play is excited to announce its inaugural Child Life Student Digital...

We have a YouTube Channel!

I’m very excited to announce that we now have a YouTube Channel! So you can look for our videos both here on our website and on YouTube! If you want to be updated when we release a new video, definitely go subscribe! No fear of missing out here! And our first...

Thankful Jar Activity

It is officially November and I can’t believe that 2020 is almost over! It was definitely not a year I expected, but I think I can say that there were a few good things that happened. Like visiting my hometown in Tennessee this summer, or starting a new job at a...

Trick or Treat Checklist

Are you ready for Halloween this year? It may look a little different since we are still in the middle of a pandemic. But we can still have some fun. If you plan to go Trick or Treating this year, it’s important that you are prepared so you only bring home candy...

Trunk or Treat – COVID Style

Are you ready for Halloween? How are you planning to celebrate? There are definitely lots of different options. Here’s one idea: A COVID-19 approved Trunk or Treat! By making some adjustments you can still enjoy a spooky evening! Ask everyone to wear masks, use...

Flu Shot Dance

Believe it or not, I hate shots. As someone who works with kids on managing needle phobias, you’d think that maybe I’m a hypocrite. But I find that my needle anxiety not only helps me emphasize with frightened youngsters, it also makes me work hard to come...

Learning Something New

Hmmm, I’ve wanted to learn how to hula. What about you? Sometimes we think we know what kids and teens want, but it’s always important to ask. It might be something simple, or something complex. It might be possible to do, or maybe not, but it’s...

Universe In My Mind

Sometimes I feel like I have so many ideas and dreams that when I start to explore them I feel like I’ve walked into a magic wardrobe. But that’s the beautiful thing about minds. They can think of infinite things. When we take our mental health seriously,...

Encouraging a Smile

This is a great question to ask your kids and teens. Especially now when things can be very stressful. The last time I made someone laugh was yesterday. I also love telling jokes and being a little silly with my preschool students. What about you? When was the last...