Category Archives: Heart Kid Support

Dream Big, Read! A Super-Fun Summer Reading Program At Children’s

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Today, we have a guest post from Peggy Smith, B.S. M.S. Peggy is the School Teacher/Education Liaison here at Children’s.

Reading has always been a passion of mine, but that passion goes beyond the stories themselves. I am a big advocate of literacy, particularly in children.

Kids read in school, but research has shown that students who read for fun—not because it’s an assignment—perform better in school. At Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, we want to support that kind of reading.  Read More

Barb Roessner

Hi, I'm Barb, and I'm a Physician Assistant and coordinator of the Heart Failure and Transplant Program at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I work with patients and families at every step of the journey, from diagnosing their child's heart condition to my favorite part—calling them to say "We have a heart."

5 Educational Games For Kids To Play When They’re In The Hospital

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Being in the hospital is tough on heart kids for a lot of reasons: They don’t feel well. They’re missing out on learning in school. And being stuck in a hospital room all day can get boring.

While the medical staff is there to take care of the first issue, there’s a simple way for you to help out with the second and third: by playing educational games with your child.

Here are 5 educational games for kids that you can play with your child in the hospital. 
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Sean Akers

Hi, I’m Dr. Sean Akers, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I serve as the primary psychologist for the heart transplant team as well as the coordinator of the Consult Liaison Service. My job is to provide heart kids and their families with support throughout their journey.

3 Reasons To Make Sure Your Child Has Playtime

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It might sound obvious to say that kids need playtime. But the reason why this is true might not be as clear.

Letting kids have playtime is more than just providing them with an opportunity to burn off some energy and have fun. It actually helps kids grow, learn, and develop in lots of different ways.  Read More

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Sean Akers

Hi, I’m Dr. Sean Akers, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I serve as the primary psychologist for the heart transplant team as well as the coordinator of the Consult Liaison Service. My job is to provide heart kids and their families with support throughout their journey.