KidZone TV

Child Life's KidZone TV is a state of the art, interactive production and internal broadcast studio within our children’s hospital. KidZone TV produces live programming three times a day, seven days a week, for pediatric patients and families throughout the medical center on a dedicated channel. Child Life’s KidZone TV offers national training and serves as a model for premiere in-house interactive broadcast programming for children’s hospitals worldwide.

The goals of KidZone TV are to:
• Educate children and families about the hospital environment
• Encourage self-expression and creativity
• Increase socialization opportunities for children and families who are isolated
• Create therapeutic diversion for patients and families experiencing stresses of
hospitalization and illness. 

Learn about our two day intensive for Child Life professionals:

Hospitalized children, who are confined to their rooms, are able to tune in and participate three time a day in KidZone TV programming. Live entertainment includes musicians, actors, choirs, magicians, and science programs.  Popular interactive games that promote learning, socialization and creativity are Bingo, Creature Features, Reading Rocks!, and other KidZone Trivia shows. KidZone TV Presents features entertainers and celebrities who lend excitement to daily programming for our hospitalized patients. Children who are not confined to their rooms have the opportunity to participate within the studio as camera operators, storywriters, or hosts of the show, while others have the opportunity to view the program and participate by calling in and answering a question, creating a story or winning prizes.  Dynamic pre-produced programming compliments live shows, providing 24/7 viewing.  Within a wide range of live broadcasting (view our calendar), pediatric patients can use their in-room phones to call in and participate in the live programming. Our unique in-house broadcast studio environment is coordinated within the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department and is staffed by professional television media and child development experts serving as producers and hosts. They include a certified child life specialist / videographer with specialization in pediatric environments, a studio manager and a managing production supervisor.

For more information, please contact:
Diane Rode,
Director, Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Program
KidZone TV Executive Producer
212 241 8024



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