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In-Room Activities

Akron Children’s volunteers bring fun and creativity right to your child's room with activities such as the Craft Cart, Cookie Cart and Reading Rovers. These activities offer your child a fun distraction to his hospitalization and can help brighten his stay.

Cookie Cart

Cookie Cart

Cookie Cart

Volunteers visit the patient floors several times a week with a Cookie Cart and will help your child bake and decorate sugar cookies. To request the cookie cart at our downtown Akron hospital, call 330-543-8424. To request the cookie cart at our Mahoning Valley hospital in Boardman, call 330-746-8350.

arts and crafts

Craft Cart

Craft Cart

TWIG (Together With Important Goals) groups provide craft kits for your child to assemble. These nearly 500 volunteer women throughout northeast Ohio create and package the kits and deliver them several times a week to the patient units. They will also help your child make the crafts, if needed.

To request the craft cart at our downtown Akron hospital, call 330-543-8424. To request the craft cart at our Mahoning Valley hospital in Boardman, call 330-746-8350.

Reading Rovers

Reading Rovers

Reading Rovers

Reading Rovers volunteers can use the familiar rhythm and rhyme of favorite children’s books to help relax your child. Reading time is used to provide much needed respite when you and your child are facing difficult situations.

Reading Rovers move throughout the hospital during the day, evening, and weekends toting bags of books from which children can choose. In most cases, their choice provides an escape to new and exciting places through reading.

Glamour cart

Glamour Cart

Glamour Cart

Kids are never too young for a little pampering. Our glamour techs provide your child with a relaxing and much needed break from the hospital life. Kids can now opt for a visit from our glamour tech and relax while their hair, make-up, and nails are totally made up to their specifications. Besides, everyone deserves the right to look their best even if they are in a hospital.