Before children walk or talk, they learn to play. Play is the natural language of children. Since most of the time children cannot verbally express their feelings and emotions, they communicate using action and play. Play therapy is the process of learning about children's emotions by observing and participating in their play. Play allows children a safe and psychological distance from their problems and allows them to express their true thoughts and feelings in ways best suited to their developmental level.
Is Play Therapy for my child? What can it do?
- Enables children to express themselves.
- Establishes an environment that is free of many restraints.
- Gives children a chance to express themselves in their own language of play and fantasy.
- Creates an atmosphere that is comfortable and familiar.