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|Arthur Helps Children Prepare
For a Visit to the Hospital
Children’s Hospital Boston Web Site Adds
Resource Hosted by the Star of the Marc Brown Books and ARTHUR®
Series on PBS
Visiting a hospital can be a scary
experience for a child, whether he or she is sick or are going to see a
relative or friend. In an effort to help children cope with their fears,
Children’s Hospital Boston has created a resource for families—no matter
where they live—to prepare kids for hospital visits. “Arthur’s
Guide to Children’s Hospital Boston,” hosted by everyone’s favorite
aardvark from the Marc Brown books and the ARTHUR series on PBS, can be
found in both English and Spanish on Children’s new Web site at http://www.childrenshospital.org.
Clicking screen image
below takes you to the site
Guide to Children’s Hospital Boston" was created to answer questions
children may have about going to the hospital and to help prepare the entire
family for the visit. Designed to look and read like a school report by
Arthur and his friends, the guide describes hospital experiences in simple
“Arthur’s Guide to Children’s
Hospital Boston” was created to answer questions children may have about
going to the hospital and to help prepare the entire family for the visit.
Designed to look and read like a school report by Arthur and his friends,
the guide describes hospital experiences in simple terms, and covers in
detail three types of visits: doctor’s visits, pre-operative visits, and
hospital stays. In each, kids can:
• Read about the staff they
may meet, from doctors and nurses, to radiologists and nutritionists, and
even clowns and dogs who visit patients;
• Learn about the many locations
in a hospital;
• Play cool activities before,
during and after their visit to the hospital, including “Buster’s Waiting
Games,” “Arthur’s Scavenger Hunt” (coming this Winter), and “E-mail a Friend.”
“Over the years, Arthur has
been a good friend to kids by sharing with them important topics not ordinarily
discussed on children’s television,” said Arthur creator Marc Brown. “Health
issues, including asthma, food allergies, and basic first aid have been
among these topics, so it’s exciting to me that Arthur is now helping to
comfort and educate children who must go to the hospital.” Next year Arthur
will go a step further: In Spring 2006, Arthur’s sister D.W. will
experience her first trip to the hospital in the new ARTHUR television
episode “Operation: D.W!” Cynthia Levin, Director of the Center for Families
at Children’s Hospital Boston, is an advisor on that episode, which will
premiere during the series’ tenth season on PBS.
While some children will be
able to surf the site independently, it’s recommended that parents explore
the guide together with the child and talk about the upcoming visit. On
Children’s Hospital Boston’s homepage (http://www.childrenshospital.org),
adults can access additional resources. Two popular features for parents
are the “My Child Has” search feature, which includes information about
1,200 childhood illnesses and conditions; and the “Experience Journal”
where young patients and their families have shared their personal medical
experiences. Parents can also request an appointment online. The site includes
general information about the hospital, as well as a rich variety of resources
about each department and specialty.
Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed
hospital for children, Children's Hospital Boston today is the nation's
leading pediatric medical center, the largest provider of health care to
Massachusetts children, and the primary pediatric teaching hospital of
Harvard Medical School. In addition to 347 pediatric and adolescent inpatient
beds and comprehensive outpatient programs, Children's houses the world's
largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where
its discoveries benefit both children and adults. More than 500 scientists,
including eight members of the National Academy of Sciences, nine members
of the Institute of Medicine and 10 members of the Howard Hughes Medical
Institute comprise Children's research community. For more information
about the hospital visit: www.childrenshospital.org.
Full URL: http://www.childrenshospital.org
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