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Pre-School Distractions

Distraction is a way to capture a child's attention and reduce distress during procedures through developmentally appropriate techniques. Distraction helps your child focus on something other than the pain and/or anxiety. Before a procedure, your child can help decide what technique to use. If time allows, practice the technique with your child.


Pre-School - Age 3-5

  • pop-up books
  • auditory books
  • auditory toys
  • "I Spy" books
  • puppets
  • bubbles
  • view finder
  • hand size magna doodle
  • breathing games
  • counting games
  • talking dolls


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