Fun Ways to Entertain Your Child During Cancer Treatment

Child doing paper crafts

“I’m bored!” How many times have you heard those words from your child(ren)? In a world of smartphones, with entertainment options literally at one’s fingertips, how is it possible to ever be bored? However, we hear this from our children all too often. As a parent of a cancer child, we have limited options to reduce boredom in a hospital room, clinic or doctor’s waiting room. Curtailing screen time by sending your child outside to enjoy fresh air and outdoor activities is no longer the “go to” option it once was. Too often, parents of kids with cancer feel their only choice is to depend solely on tablets and phones to entertain their child.