Play Therapy allows children to participate in counseling. Children view the world much differently than adults. Unlike adults, children do not have the ability to fully communicate all of their thoughts and feelings. Through play, children are given the opportunity to communicate and express their thoughts, feelings and experiences. In essence, play is a child’s language. A combination of toys, games, arts and activities are used to help children communicate effectively. As a result, children are provided with a way to learn how to cope with stressors; resolve problems; and change the way they think and feel about concerns.
For more detailed information, please CLICK HERE to visit the Association for Play Therapy’s website.
Please watch this brief video below to get a better understanding.