From newborns to teenagers, children use movement, language, and symbols in their play actions to express themselves and make sense of the world around them.
Normative is play focused and joyful, and engaged in for no other reason than a child’s pleasure.
In the state of play, children are more available to learn.
During the early years the opportunity for play is fundamental to healthy childhood development, and proven to be an important precursor to the development of literacy and critical thinking.
CHILD PLAY THERAPY
which allows a child to master life's difficulties
the therapeutic relationship serves as an agent for change
PLAY THERAPISTS BELIEVE IN:
A child's innate ability to GROW, HEAL and MATURE
The power of the Therapeutic Relationship that develops between child and therapist, which is one of NON-JUDGEMENT, ACCEPTANCE, and EMPATHY