Thursday, February 27, 2014

Play therapy and a snapshot of children who I saw today.

Sneha, not looking so happy today... Mom is always very patient with my broken Bengali.

Amir, always has big smiles when he sees me.  

Shishir has a whole gallery of art he has created on the wall in his room.

Looking very serious as he scribbles.  

Colouring a picture to pass the time.

I am excited to announce that I have found an excellent woman to do play therapy with all the children on the cancer ward.  She is an Australian physiotherapist who has previously worked in Africa.  She is starting to develop a play therapy program which will incorporate aspects of music, movement and art.

These activities will make a huge difference for the children on the ward.  They will get to continue to learn and develop both mentally, emotionally and physically while they spend time in hospital.  This will help them to cope better with the stress of hospitalization.

What types of activities will the kids do?  All kinds of things:
-art projects with paints to allow them to express their creativity and show their emotions
-craft activities to develop their fine motor skill and explore textures and shapes
-movement and dance with music to help them keep their muscles strong and build strength
-looking at books to improve language and literacy skills
-and many other things to just plain have fun!

Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic in Mumbai, my dream for Dhaka!

Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic in Mumbai, my dream for Dhaka!


  1. Hello!
    I am a child psychotherapist and play therapist in Canada. I have been invited to speak about play therapy at BRAC university in November this year. If you would like more information or if I can be of some help while I'm there, please let me know. My website is:
    Kindest regards,
    Susan Garofolo