Gifts & Extras

Looking to branch out a bit and do a little shopping for that special child-life-someone in your life? We now have a few options for your on our Gifts & Extras page!

Celebrate a graduating child life intern by giving them a good luck gift. Say thank you to your child life manager by sharing a special gift pack. Or perhaps it’s time to treat yourself to something nice after all of the bedside hours you’ve put in lately!

Just this week LSQ made an appearance at a very successful Child Life Skills Exchange  at Miller Children’s Hospital. We showed up touting our new Child Life T-Shirt and it was a hit! After several requests we decided to put it online so that everyone can have an opportunity to flash their child life pride.

If you’re looking for something we don’t have, let us know and we’ll make it happen! Light Spinner Quarterly would like to give a sincere thank you to all of our child lifers out there that have been working hard to celebrate Child Life Month in a big way. You rock!


New Raffle Giveaway

Congratulation Winners! Check here to see if you won!

If there’s one thing child life specialists (or any pediatric professional) knows about working in the hospital, it’s that our hands get super dry- quick!

Time & Again is sharing eighteen pocket-sized tubes of their Mini Glycerin Hand Cream  with our readers!

These incredibly soft and amazing smelling lotions were recently reviewed in our “Distraction Action/Survival Archival” section of Light Spinner Quarterly.

Enter the raffle by clicking here and choosing fun ways to participate. 18 winners will be determined!

We tip our hats to all the child life specialists, students, and educators rockin’ this Child Life Month! We are honored to be a part of your journey and believe in the work you are doing. “Child Life is here. GET EXCITED!”

Giveaway Alert

Raffle Winners Announced!

Need some ideas for child life distraction strategies? Our March issue of LSQ shares some new bedside activities that prove to be an automatic winner in every medical procedure.

A Child’s Dream Come True recognizes the importance of developing a trusting and open rapport with patients. Their finger puppets are perfect for creating a dialogue between child life specialist’s and their families. Reusable, wipe-able, and open to interpretation, these little guys are definitely worth a second glance.

We reviewed these finger puppets in our latest Child Life Month magazine issue, but want everyone to have a chance at getting their hands on a set themselves!

We’re giving away 3 sets of 5 finger puppets! Make them into child life specialists, doctors, nurses, or family members! Talk about feelings, surgery, or grief. Subscribe by this Friday 3/16/12 for a chance to win!

Did you enter our Child Life TShirt raffle yet? Better hurry, there’s only a few hours left to do so!

LSQ Founder Interview


Curious about where LSQ originated and why it’s so passionate about child life? Want to know more about what inspires each issue?

We’re sharing our interview with LSQ’s child life-obsessed founder, Sarah Mendivel, from the December 2011 issue. Sarah shares her most memorable child life moments, experiences from a child life specialist perspective, and why it’s so important to create more child life specialist jobs. Enjoy!

March Issue Released!


Welcome to your exclusive sneak peek into the 4th issue of Light Spinner Quarterly. We are celebrating Child Life Month in a huge way!

  • 10 fresh ideas on how to market your child life department to the hospital, families, and public at large; child life month ideas and themes!
  •  A full-disclosure interview and photo shoot with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin‘s child life department
  • In-depth interviews with child life specialists that are making the most of alternative career paths
  • “Child Life Awareness” Contest winners
  • Short stories written by child life specialists and interns about their most intimate memories with special patients
  • Speech therapy techniques that will broaden your CCLS practices and make you more of a professional commodity to your program
  • The importance of listening to one another, and how to take time out of your crazy routine to practice it
  • Sparking Conversation and a new way of thinking, Dr. Joan Turner examines the fate of our future as a field

Subscribe today, or purchase a single issue and give us a try! Subscribers should expect their copies starting March 13, 2012.

Giveaway Raffle

We’re giving you another way to show off you child life pride this month by offering you a chance to win our latest child life t-shirt!

“This Gal Loves Child Life” (TM) is a Light Spinner Quarterly exclusive made especially for the proud child life specialist, student, and educator. You may enter the child life shirt raffle more than once by participating in various ways. Click here to enter! You don’t need to subscribe!

5 winners will be announced! Raffle inspired by Dakota County Technical College.

Happy Child Life Month!

It’s finally here! Happy Child Life Month!!! How will you be celebrating?

In addition to the March issue of Light Spinner Quarterly being mailed out next week, there are tons of events happening globally for Child Life Month.

Need ideas on how to spread the word? Our March issue has 10 fresh ideas on how to celebrate Child Life Month! Download our free resources for additional inspiration.

See how these child life specialists/educators have celebrated our favorite month:

Dakota County Technical College – Child Life Program (Giveaways included!)

University of Alabama

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Rush University Hospital

All Children’s Hospital

Duke Children’s Hospital

Children’s Hospital Boston

Chris Evert Children’s Hospital

Child Life Council

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Upstate Medical University

Miami Children’s Hospital

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

UI Children’s Hospital

Utica College Child Life Department