Simply Sayin’ is an award-winning educational app created by the Child Life team at Phoenix Children’s. It uses pictures, sounds and a glossary of terms to facilitate clear conversations about conditions, treatments and medical or healthcare-related experiences.

The app helps you find the right words or phrases to explain and talk about an illness or injury, medical procedures or other areas of interest or concern.

The app’s user-friendly layout includes:

  • Ready access to an extensive glossary of medical terms with simple explanations that are easy for kids to understand
  • A script feature to prepare children for surgery, with details about specific procedures and photos of main-campus areas and medical equipment that may be used as part of their care 
  • Interactive drawing boards for various body systems to help kids become familiar with areas and approaches to treatment
  • English and Spanish translations

The app is available free of charge in the iTunes or Google Play stores.