Shriners Hospitals for Children® is dedicated to staying connected with our patients and families – even when much of the world is staying safer at home during the current health care crisis.
It’s been nearly 100 years since the first Shriners Hospital opened its doors in 1922, and since that time we have remained committed to our patients each and every day, and our tradition of caring for kids does not stop now. Our care and concern for our patients remains constant, and we will continue to be there for you and your family, especially during these challenging times.
Shriners Hospitals has been using social media to share educational content designed to help parents currently caring for their children at home. These educational resources include important health care information, useful tips, how-to videos, fun activities and more, straight from the specialists here at Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Amid this time of uncertainty, we think it’s important to share education along with some positivity and fun with our patients, their families and others in our community. These resources are excellent examples of Shriners Hospitals’ steadfast commitment to kids and families around the world. Check out some of the highlights below:
Self-Care with Fezzy
Shriners Hospitals for Children created a new series of self-care graphics featuring everyone’s favorite bear, Fezzy, to assist during the pandemic.
These colorful graphics are a good tool for parents to teach children this important information, using a fun and recognizable character.
Coping with Stress
Pediatric psychologist Brent Smith, Ph.D., of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Galveston, shares strategies for dealing with stress in children and adults brought on by the current pandemic:
Proper Handwashing Techniques
Jenna, a registered nurse at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield, educates families about the importance of handwashing to stay healthy and germ-free:
Crafts with Fezzy
In response to the stay-at-home orders pertaining to COVID-19, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Spokane launched an at-home activity video series on social media called Crafts with Fezzy. Follow along step-by-step as Eleanor and Fezzy walk you through how to make a jet pack:
To watch more Crafts with Fezzy videos, click here.
Physical Therapist Helps Kids Get Moving
Looking for an easy, interactive way to get the whole family moving while at home? Check out this creative game Lynn, a physical therapist at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield, made up with her kids to get their heart rates up. No equipment needed!
Kids Doing Great Things at Home
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland created a new video series called Kids Doing Great Things at Home. This series features an assortment of fun-filled activities that you and your children can easily do right from the comfort and safety of home.
Watch Dr. Dee and Beaker demonstrate a few simple science experiments for kids to do at home:
To watch more episodes from the series, click here.
We Miss You
Most importantly, Shriners Hospitals for Children hopes you and your family is staying healthy and safe during this time. We miss you, and are looking forward to seeing you soon.