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.
It’s hard not to be a help but well intentioned helping can often be a hindrance. If you are like me and often impatient with your child’s play, try sitting on your hands and watching next time.
This is your chance to clean out your cupboards, closets and under the bed and maybe get a head start on your holiday shopping.
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.
Getting rid of things is easiest if we do it one chunk at a time.