Child Life TV
The Child Life TV Channel on YouTube is a Child Life and UF Health Volunteer Services project led by student organizations, including the Footprints: Buddy & Support Program.
Our members create, produce, and edit videos for publishing on this channel. Videos range from arts & crafts, diversity & inclusion, and games to music sing-a-longs and storybook readings. All of our craft videos come with a craft kit to accompany the video; this way, patients can craft alongside volunteers, virtually.
Members also create "Taylor the Turtle" videos! Who is Taylor the Turtle, you might ask? They are the turtle pictured above that joins members' travels or tutorials for the kiddos to watch. Patients can even get their own Taylor the Turtle to color and customize on the unit!
With videos accessible to all pediatric patients at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital, we hope that this channel can bring a sense of fun and childhood back into the hospital, even when volunteers are not around.