How to entertain a child with a body cast?

Kristin - posted on 09/27/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )




My Daughter is 3 and fell at the playground at school and broke her leg, she is in a full body cast from her nipples to her toes, she can move her hands and arms but it is hard for her to color because shes left handed and the cast gets in the way, she cant sit up well...any ideas on what we can do to entertain her for 6 weeks! :(


Connie - posted on 09/27/2011




oh goodness bless your heart...what about one of those lights that projects the constellations. you could tell her the stories behind them...finger painting, if you tape the paper to the wall... singing, a tape of kids songs, you may get tired of them but she will love it. ...I know that is no where near 6 weeks entertainment but i am sure more moms will be able to help. good luck and God bless

Sherri - posted on 09/27/2011




What about a portable DVD player. They also have this laser light thing to draw in light on the ceiling? sorry don't know the name, playdough, maybe do some easy craft projects making things that aren't too or detail oriented complicated, How about makeovers let her do you and you do her. Paint her nails, also maybe a hand held video game system like a leapster that can help her with her letters and #'s but she will find it fun. What also about the books that are on tape. So she can follow by looking at a book but someone is reading it out loud on the tape?


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