These are examples of projects made possible through recent Mattel Play Grants.
Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital, Long Beach, CA
A seldom used consultation space was successfully transformed into a beautiful teen lounge. Complete with age appropriate design style and activities such as music, computer games and interactive arcade games, the room is an inviting space, used for teen socialization and peer support activities.
Creative Play in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
Patient rooms in the Epilepsy Monitoring Units have been equipped with the necessary wall interactive toys that serve as tools to help patients cope with tests, procedures and extended isolation while hospitalized
Emergency Department Interactive Floor
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Simple movements activate shapes and allow children in the Emergency Room to engage in soothing interactive play that may help reduce stress and anxiety in an otherwise stressful environment.