“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning” -Mr. Rogers
Play therapy is a structured, theoretically based approach to therapy that builds on the normal communicative and learning processes of children. Play therapy helps children with:
- Become more responsible for behaviours and develop more successful strategies.
- Develop new and creative solutions to problems.
- Develop respect and acceptance of self and others.
- Learn to experience and express emotion.
- Cultivate empathy and respect for thoughts and feelings of others.
- Learn new social skills and relational skills with family.
- Develop self-efficacy and thus a better assuredness about their abilities.