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What kinds of kids' activities should be available in a waiting room?

Micael Rich MD, MPH

Michael Rich, MD, MPH, is Children’s Hospital Boston’s media expert and director of Children’s Center on Media and Child Health. Take a look at his blog archive or follow him on Twitter @CMCH_Boston.

Last week he wrote about how the staged violence of TV wrestling can lead to dangerous imitation play by young children. This week he address how the entertainment provided in hospital and doctor waiting rooms should model for parents the types of activities that creatively engage their children.

Q: I am working at a hospital in New York, and as we are opening a new children’s center this coming year, we are trying to see what types of recreational technology would be appropriate for our inpatient and outpatient waiting rooms. What would you recommend? The kids would be ages 0-17.

-Waiting is the Hardest Part in New York, NY

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