Telehealth Activity: Hatchimals

Hatchimals are a popular line of children’s toys. There are many different lines, and some come with books and backstories. Many of my clients have collections of Hatchimals and follow the various YouTubers who create content about the toys.

A lot of kids have previously brought their Hatchimals into my office, or have shown me their Hatchimals during online scavenger hunts with telehealth. I recently found an online flash game based on these toys and thought I would try it out in a telehealth session. (If that website gives you trouble, you can also play here!)

Hatchimals Maker

The easiest way to demonstrate this game was with a video walkthrough, so here’s how you can play this game, along with some tips for incorporating your client’s treatment goals and making the activity therapeutic:

Hatchimals Maker Demonstration Video

So, there you have it: Hatchimals are both therapeutic and available for telehealth interventions! What other toys have your clients brought to sessions that could be incorporated into their needs and treatment goals?


Published by Dr Marschall

Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. Her clinical interests are varied and include child and adolescent therapy, TF-CBT, rural psychology, telemental health, sexual and domestic violence, psychological assessment, and mental illness prevention. Dr. Marschall presently works in the Child and Adolescent Therapy Clinic at Sioux Falls Psychological Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she provides individual and family therapy and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, and college students. She also facilitates an art therapy group for adolescents and college students with anxiety and depression. Dr. Amy Marschall is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Telemental Health.

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