WHAT IS PLAY THERAPY?
The purpose of play therapy is to help as many children as possible with their emotional, behavioural and mental health problems (Barnes, 2013, p.355). It’s not a quick fix but gives the child strategies that they can use throughout their lives. The aim is for the child to be able to help themselves.
Play is essential for development and has numerous benefits such as:
• Participation in Group work
• Communication with others
• Improved school attendance
• Social interaction
• Creativity and problem-solving
• Emotional equilibrium
• Self discovery
Teaching children to be CHAMPIONS in life!!!