When I’m choosing play therapy toys these are the three things that I’m thinking about.
My decision to use toy guns in play therapy is indicative of my belief that kids should have access to a full vocabulary in the language of play.
I just finished a kid’s book titled Return of the Twelves. It’s about a set of wooden soldiers once owned by Branwell Bronte and his sisters. The soldiers are alive and the little boy who finds them watches over them as one of their Genii (plural for genius). When you’re a child small things are so appealing; this is why …
Talk therapy is facilitated exploration through discussion and play therapy is facilitated exploration through play. Play is how kids communicate.
I love using the sand tray with my clients. It’s such a great way for a less verbal child to communicate with me and it calms down the sensory seekers like nothing else.
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