When our younger visitors come into the library, they all seem to go straight to the same place--our AWE Early Literacy Stations. If you are unaware of the AWE Early Literacy Stations,
Kids at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh were so stressed out by getting MRIs that they often had to be sedated. As a response to this, innovative minds turned the MRI machine into a pirate ship - changing the experience (and lessening the need for sedation) dramatically! I love this example of turning something difficult into something fun.