Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy

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CHOP’s Child Life Department featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Child Life Specialists at CHOP help ease the fears and anxiety of young patients through play.

August 17, 2014
Sea Garden is Prepared for Winter

The November Garden Workday was the last of 2013! With temperatures dropping, staff and patients readied the garden for the cold winter months. Bulbs were planted in the mobile planters and hanging pockets.

November 6, 2013
October Garden Workday and Fall Festival

Garden fun doesn't end with the end of summer, it continues through the fall! In October, patients enjoyed fall activities and planting in the Sea Garden at Children's Seashore House.

October 24, 2013
Volunteers Help Out at Sea Garden September Workday

At the Sea Garden September workday, volunteers from inside and outside of the Hospital community helped make the transition from summer to fall plants!

September 9, 2013
2nd Annual Tomato Harvest in the Sea Garden

Patients, families and staff came out to the Sea Garden at Children's Seashore House for the 2nd Annual Tomato Harvest to collect bushels of ripe vegetables from the garden's seasonal planters, make crafts with Child Life staff and sample the winning recipe from the recipe contest!

August 15, 2013
New Addition to the Sea Garden at Children’s Seashore House

Groundswell Design Group delivered a newly donated planter to the Sea Garden this month, and today CHOP patients and volunteers filled it with tomatoes, beans and herbs.

June 20, 2013
Planting Summer Vegetable Crop in the CHOP Sea Garden

Volunteers were out in the Sea Garden today to help CHOP and the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society plan for the summer months ahead.

May 23, 2013
Spring Arrives in the Sea Garden

At the second Sea Garden workday of 2013, daffodils and apple blossoms announce spring has arrived.

April 18, 2013
Volunteers Kick Off 2013 Sea Garden Season

At the first Sea Garden workday of 2013, the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society (PHS) and Groundswell Design Group were on hand to help CHOP staff prepare the rooftop garden for its second season.

March 21, 2013
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