Why play therapy?
Play is the native language of children. Play therapy develops and strengthens typical communication and learning styles of children. As a therapist engages a child in play, the child will feel safer to express struggles in their development when they do not have the spoken language tools to compose thoughts and feelings in ways adults communicate. By using the natural tendency children have to play as a way to explore a world they don’t understand, they act out their internal questions and assumptions, seeking feedback from others around them. Toys and playing out fantasy are to children what words are to adults.
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