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UC Davis Children’s Hospital

Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department Wish List

two young smiling girls These are some suggestions of items that fair well in the hospital environment as well as serve as great gifts to help us celebrate special milestones and holidays that the children may experience while in the hospital. Please note that all items must be new due to infection control policies. Thank you for your consideration!

You can also order something from our wish list online to be delivered directly to UC Davis Children’s Hospital: http://hcf.starlight.org/wish-list/item/list/id/1974/

Click here for UC Davis Children's Hospital Child Life contact information.

Patient gift ideas

 Infants (0-18 months)  Toddlers (18 months -3 years) Preschoolers ( 3-5 years)

Toy brands to consider:  Fisher-Price, Lamaze, Chicco, Playskool, Sassy, Tiny Love, and Baby Einstein.  Items are suggested from these companies as they have been identified as well constructed and safe for infants.

  • Crib toys
  • Rattles
  • Board books
  • Musical toys
  • Busy boxes
  • Mobiles
  • Stacking toys
  • Simple cotton clothing
  • Lullaby CDs

Toy brands to consider:  Fisher-Price, LeapFrog, Playskool, Little Tikes, Melissa & Doug.  Items are suggested from these companies as they have been identified as well constructed, safe and educational for toddlers.

  • Little People figures/sets (Fisher-Price)
  • Character items (Sesame Street, Dora, Chuggington, Thomas the Train, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Blues Clues)
  • Jumbo knob wooden puzzles
  • Musical instruments
  • Cause and effect toys
  • Imaginative play toys (dress-up, pretend food, play tools)
  • Blocks/Duplos
  • Cars and trucks
  • Board books and simple story books

Toy brands to consider:  Fisher-Price, LeapFrog, Playskool, Little Tikes, Melissa & Doug, Crayola.  Items are suggested from these companies as they have been identified as well constructed, safe and educational for preschoolers.

  • LEGO Duplo™ building block sets
  • Character items (Disney Princesses, Disney Cars, Disney Toy Story, Doc McStuffins, Jake and the Neverland Pirates etc.)
  • Baby dolls
  • Imaginative play toys (dress-up, pretend food, play tools)
  • Trains, cars, planes
  • Puzzles
  • Building blocks
  • Art kits/supplies
 School-age (6-12 years)  Teens (12 -17 years)  
  • LEGO™ sets (small and medium sizes)
  • LEGO™ Brickmaster sets
  • Hot Wheels™ cars and track sets
  • Character items (StarWars, Littlest Pet Shop, Barbie, Polly Pocket, Angry Birds, Transformers, etc.)
  • Plastic Animal sets
  • Pillow Pets™
  • Craft sets (Crayola, Totally Me)
  • Puzzles
  • Nerf™ basketball hoops
  • Remote controlled cars (Air Hogs)
  • Card games
  • Goldie Blox sets
  • Rainbow loom
  • Construction kits
  • Action Figures
  • Gift cards ($10, $15) Target, iTunes, Walmart, Toys R Us
  • Air Hogs™Hover Assault, Battle Tracker
  • Fingernail polish/nail care kits
  • Glass beads and jewelry-making sets
  • Digital cameras
  • iPod™ docking stations
  • iPod Shuffle™
  • Popular sports team caps, t-shirts, sweatshirts
  • Magnetic dart boards
  • Pajama bottoms, slippers
  • Model cars
  • Ear buds
  • Teen CDs
  • Hand-held electronic games (20 questions, Bop-it, Simon, Scrabble Catch Phrase)
  • Gift cards ($10, $15, $20) Target, iTunes, Lids, Game Stop, Forever 21, Claires

Department needs:

These items will help support the Child Life and Creative Art Therapy Department throughout the year, while providing fun activities for hospitalized children.

Electronics

  • Portable DVD players
  • Nintendo DS Lite Handheld Gaming System™
  • Nintendo DS™ games
  • Wii games
  • XBOX 360 games
  • PS3 games
  • PS2 games
  • New-release DVDs (all genre, ratings G, PG, PG-13)
  • Classic and newer release Disney DVD's
  • Air hockey table-top game
  • iPad™ games or additions (Carbots, etc)
  • Apple iPod Touch™
  • Olympus digital voice recorders
  • iHome™ (iPod™ speaker systems)

Toys

  • Fisher-Price™ medical play kits
  • Hot Wheels™ and Matchbox™ cars
  • Playskool™ brand Playdoh™
  • LEGO Duplo Read and Build™ sets
  • LEGO sets (small and medium)
  • Fisher-Price Little People™ activity sets
  • Magna Tiles by Valtech
  • Twister Tracks by Mindscope
  • Fisher-Price Little People™ people
  • Perplexus™ puzzles
  • Magna Doodle

Art Supplies

  • Crayola™ watercolor sets
  • Water color paper
  • Sketch books
  • Yarn/ Knitting & crochet needles
  • Paint by number sets
  • Elmer’s Glue™ sticks
  • Beads (glass and plastic)
  • White Sculpey™ clay
  • Crayola™ felt-tipped markers
  • Gel pens/ Sharpie pen sets
  • Canvas boards
  • Crayola™ colored pencils
  • Fiskars™ blunt-tip scissors
  • Crayola™ crayons (8-,16-,24- or more count)
  • Paint brushes
  • Five-by-seven-inch scrapbooks and photo books or scrapbook sets
  • Stickers
  • Felt coloring posters
  • Coloring books

Infants

  • The First Years BPA Free GumDrop Infant Pacifiers™ – 2 Pack
  • Mobiles
  • Crib toys
  • Rattles

Miscellaneous

  • Chapstick™
  • Bubbles
  • Dry erase boards (black or white) with pens
  • Fingernail polish
  • Hair-care products
  • Self-care kits (face wash, deodorant, hand sanitizer, body wash)
  • Disposable cameras
  • Word search books, Sudoku, crossword puzzles, etc
  • Colorful non-latex band-aids
  • New stuffed animals
  • Weighted blankets www.sensorygoods.com
  • Magazine subscriptions for children and teens made in the name of the Child Life Department

Handmade Items

Contact the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department directly for specifications and possible patterns.

  • Fleece tied blankets, quilts, crocheted blankets, knit blankets
  • Pillow cases with patterned fabric
  • Weighted blankets
  • Muslin dolls
  • Snoedel dolls (NICU)