Resources for Kids

Welcome to our kids page. Here you will find links to other organisations supporting child health and wellbeing, including educational and fun resources.

 

BAM! Body And Mind  - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta USA

https://www.cdc.gov/bam/index.html
Learn about fitness, food and nutrition, exercise, disease, and safety. Take a quiz, play a game, or create a fitness calendar.

 

Band-Aides and Blackboards

http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/faculty/jfleitas/bandaides/contkids.html
Helping understand about when chronic illness or other health problems go to school.

 

diabeteskidsandteensDiabetes NSW and ACT
http://www.diabeteskidsandteens.com.au/kids.html
Kids can learn about Type 1 Diabetes.

 

Kidshealth - Nemours, USA
kidshealth.org/kid
Find a huge range of issues in childrens' health, movies, quizzes, Q&A and fun facts.

 

Kids Guide to Cancer - Camp quality
https://www.campquality.org.au/kidsguidetocancer
A free app for kids and adults, with info about cancer, hospitals, medicines and more.

 

Sydney Children's Hospital Network

Fun stuff, colouring in series and games.

 

Preparing for medical procedures

Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future
~~Dr. Rabbit and the Legend of Tooth Kingdom~~
http://www.allianceforacavityfreefuture.org/en/us/videos/dr-rabbit-and-the-legend-of-tooth-kingdom
Share the adventures of Dr. Rabbit and Dr. Brushwell with children in this fun video. Travel back in time to a place with a giant castle made from teeth. Meet brave young knights who set out to save the smiles of the kingdom. And learn many valuable lessons along the way!

 

App catalog - Child Life specialists  applications catalog, USA.

 

Going to hospital - what it will be like - Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Melbourne

Interactive CD with games and activities to teach children 5 coping skills and provide families with information before coming to hospital. See also Five coping activities for children ages 7-11 from Zoobie.

 

Kids video EEG guide

http://kidsvideoeeg.com/index.html

Some kids need to have a test called Video EEG Monitoring. This picture guide and information will help caregivers and patients see what it is like and answer some basic questions.

 

Okee in medical imaging app - Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Melbourne

Coming to hospital for a medical imaging appointment and not sure what to expect? This app provides games, skills learning and information for young children so they are comfortable about what to expect. It is also designed to help parents talk with their kids about what to expect in a fun and supportive way. 

 

Siblings

Siblings Australia

http://siblingsaustralia.org.au/

Resources including books for young children, children and teens who are siblings of children and adults with chronic conditions including disability, chronic illness and mental health issues. Siblings Australia have produced a DVD aimed at parents called Stronger siblings.

 

Play in hospital

Starlight Children's Foundation - USA

http://www.starlight.org
Starlight brings together experts from pediatric health care, technology and entertainment to create programs that educate, entertain and inspire seriously ill children.

Captain Starlight video 

The story of Captain Starlight, Starlight Children's Foundation. Starlight Express rooms are medical free zones for sick children and their families in hospital to play and take part in fun activities.

 

Child rights

Bullying. No Way!
https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/forkids
Kids find out about bullying, play games or download apps. Managed by the Safe and Supportive School Communities Working Group.

 

The Right to Health - WHO
http://www.who.int/gender-equity-rights/knowledge/right-to-health-cartoon/en/

"The Right to Health" Cartoon has been developed in recognition of the fact that improving awareness and understanding of the right to health is an essential prerequisite to operationalizing this right.

 

SNAICC National voice for our children

http://www.snaicc.org.au/ 

SNAICC is the national non-governmental peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. We work for the fulfilment of the rights of our children, in particular to ensure their safety, development and well-being.

 

What Rights? - UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Magic briefing, including some Child Friendly versions.

What Rights? Summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

United Nations Rights of the Child in child friendly language, poster with Australian animals, Meerilinga Young Children's Foundation Inc,

 

  

Last updated June 2017.