Prescription for Play: Resources for Supporting Kids and Families

Parker Barry
  • Child Life Council — parenting resources from the main CL organization (scroll down for downloadable tip sheets on supporting each age group from infants to teens)
  • Kids Health — medical information individually curated for parents, kids and teens
  • One Voice 4 Kids — how to create a less-threatening environment for children undergoing medical procedures
  • Art with Heart — nonprofit helping children overcome trauma through creative expression


  • Child’s Play —a game industry charity providing kids with toys and games in over 100 hospitals worldwide
  • Hole in the Wall Gang Camp free summer and winter camps for kids facing serious illnesses with a special week for siblings; they also bring the magic of camp to hospitals


  • Project Sunshine — NYC-based nonprofit providing free educational, recreational, and social programs to children and families living with medical challenges

Marj Kleinman is a Brooklyn based photographer and children’s media producer with a master’s in educational psychology. Header photo by Marj Kleinman.

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