A hospital stay can be stressful and worrisome for children of all ages and their families. The Child Life department at CHOC Children’s is dedicated to helping to making hospital visits easier for the entire family by "normalizing" the hospital environment and creating ways for children to continue growing and developing through bedside and playroom activities.
Playrooms throughout the hospital are open daily. They are staffed by volunteers who are always willing to provide a helping hand with toys, activities and crafts. Each playroom has a variety of activities for all age groups ranging from arts and crafts and infant and toddler toys to video games and board games for older children. Siblings of patients are encouraged to use the playroom along with the patient; however, siblings younger than age 11 must be with an adult while in the playroom.
Unfortunately, due to infection control protocols, patients and family members in isolation are not allowed in the playroom but can be provided appropriate bedside activities upon request. To ensure all our patients’ safety and isolation protocols, everyone entering the playroom will be checked in by a volunteer and asked to wash their hands with alcohol gel.
Monday – Friday
10 a.m. - noon, 2- 4 p.m., 6 - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - noon p.m., 2 - 4 p.m.
***Please remember patients and families in isolation are not allowed in the playroom.