Pediatric Playroom Wish List


Box of colored beadsCertified child life specialists (CCLS) at St. John's Children’s Hospital prepare, distract and support children and their families during procedures or tests. This support involves educating the child before the procedure in an age-appropriate manner and helping to distract and coach the child during the procedure.

By using medical equipment, specially designed dolls, books and videos, CCLS help children and teens become familiar with diagnoses, medical procedures and hospital routines during their stay. CCLS also provide comfort for certain Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) infants and stimulation for NICU infants in the unit for a long period of time. They also plan activities, in the play areas and at the bedside, to meet each child's individual needs.

Almost all the items the CCLS use are purchased through gifts to St. John's Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and by donors like you!

To learn more, call the Child Life Specialist Donation Line: (217) 535-3995.
 

Gift Cards

Gift cards are used to celebrate special events for patients during their stay such as end of treatment and birthdays. These are usually in denominations of $10 or $25 from places like Toys 'R Us, iTunes, Walmart, Target and Michael’s.

CCLS also use gift cards in any amount to purchase the items and other therapeutic tools to help the children. These are usually from Walmart, Michael’s, Toys R’ Us, and Oriental Trading Company.
 

Wish Lists - All items must be new


Child Life Playroom and Pediatrics
* Arts and Crafts $10 (Fuzzy posters, bead kits, paint kits, etc.)
* Action figures $10
* Hand-Held Electronic Games $10-$15
* Journals for Teens
* Wii Games and Accessories $25-$50
* Small Games or puzzles $10
* Xbox 360 Games $20 - $60 (Must be rated E for Everyone)
* Matchbox cars $5
* Basketballs and footballs $15 (small Nerf Balls)
* Lego Kits $10-$15
* Rescue Hero Figures $12- $25
* Play-doh Kits $10-$25 OR just Play-doh cans
* Barbie Dolls $10
* Plastic Tractors and Sets $10-$35
* V-tech Learn and Discover Drive $20

 
* Card Games $10 (Uno, Crazy 8s, plain cards, etc.)
* Crayola Color Wonders $12
* Model Magic $3-$25
* Find-it Games $20
* Domino Games – plain or characters
* Memory Games – plain or character
* Animal Flashlights $8-$15
* 8-24 pack of crayons (no 64+) $2-$5
* Colored Pencils $1.50 - $5
* Markers (8-12 count) $2.50 - $5
* Thin Coloring Books $1-$8
* Magna Doodles $15
* Construction Paper – ALL Colors
* $10 gift cards for teens (see above)
* Wooden puzzles
* Color Wonders $5 -$10

 

Please note -- all toys must be plastic and all surfaces must be wipe-able for infection control purposes.

Infant and Toddler Toys
* Playskool Busy Tumble Top $12
* Playskool Busy Poppin Pals $14
* Playskool Busy Basics Walk-N-Ride $27
* Fisher Price Farm $30
* Shape Sorters $12 and up
* Fisher Price Deep Ocean Music Mobile $30
* Fisher Price Elmo Giggle Guitar $30
* Fisher Price Sesame Street Giggle Gang $15
* Rattles $3 and up LeapFrog Drums

 
* Freeze-able Teething Rings
* Fisher Price Ring Stacker $14
* Light Up/Musical Toys $5 and up
* Little People Doll House/Zoo Character $20
* Fisher Price Crawl Along Drum Roll
* VTech Learn and Discover driver $14
* LeapFrog Lil’ Phone Pal $9
* LeapFrog Chat and Count Phone $14

 

Stuffed Animals - comfort items
Comfort items are given to patients to keep. All stuffed animals and blankets must be brand new.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
* Receiving blankets $10 - $20
* Tiny Love Take Along Mobile Approx. $25
* Baby Swings Approx. $150 (must have broad,    
  sturdy base)
* Fisher Price Comfort Curve Bouncer $36
* Ingenuity the Gentle Automatic Bouncer $46
* Ingenuity Smart Bouncer $43
* Fisher Price My Little Snugabear Deluxe
   Rock n Play $61
* Graco Simple Swing $90
* Fisher Price My Little Lamb Cradle Swing $119
* Grin and Grow Clacking Character Keys $2
* Halo Sleep Sacks and Swaddles $15 - $30
* Sassy Flip Grip Rattles (2pk) $3
* Sassy Spin and Shine Rattle $4
* Sassy Flip and Grip $3
* Sassy Ring O Links Rattle $8
* Sassy Ring Rattle $4
* Sassy Fascination Station $8
* Sassy Ring O Links with take along
  tunes music toy $30


 

Oriental Trading Company items
Product Name | Product # | Price/Amount in Order
Bendable Monkeys, 39/1815, $21/48 pieces
Bubbles, 12/2320, $6.25/48 pieces
Butterfly Sun Catchers, 48/2474, $6 per dozen
Card Game Assortment, 8/369, $10/24 pieces
Dinosaur Sticker Scenes, 57/6294, $5 per dozen
Flashing Star Wand, 23/190, $13.50 per dozen
Flower Sticker Scenes, 57/6964, $3.49 per dozen
Glittery Star Wands, 5/836, $8.50 per dozen
Guitar Sun Catchers, 57/9377, $3.99 per dozen
Inflatable Beach Ball, 49/226, $6.50 per dozen
Inflatable Snake Swords, 49/306, $10 per dozen
Inflatable Sports Ball Assortment, 49/267, $11 per dozen
Leaf Sun Catchers, 57/6122, $1.49/24 pieces
Lip Whistles, 39/2018, $6/48 pieces
Long Arm Gorillas, 6/1443, $13.50 per dozen
Mega Cars, 5/592, $12/30 pieces
Puzzle Balls, 12/1801, $5 per dozen
Ranch Design-A-Sticker Scene, 57/6301, $5.25 per dozen
Safari Sticker Scenes, 57/6351, $5.25 per dozen
Sea Sun Catchers, 56/9134, $9.50/24 pieces
Shark Squirters, 39/1848, $5.25 per dozen
Silly Putty, 12/2130, $4.99 per dozen
Slap Bracelets, 5/526, $20/50 pieces
Sport Sun Catchers, 56/9196, Seasonal - unknown
Streamer Wands, 5/975, $8 per dozen
Stress Balls, 16/951, $14.50/24 pieces
Sun Catcher Paint Pens, 56/1961, $11 per set
Sun Catcher Paint Set, 56/1929, $17 per set
Tiara, 25/3915, $15 per dozen
Under the Sea Sun Catchers, 56/9134, $9.50/24 pieces
Water bomb Soaker Balls, 12/1478, $10.50 per dozen
Wiggle Snakes, 39/863, $10/36 pieces
Wooden Cars, 27/975, $8 per dozen
Wooden Fish, 48/3984, $10.50 per dozen
Wooden Peg Game Assortment, 27/568, $14 per dozen
Wooden Snakes, 48/3395, $10 per dozen