Child play therapy is an evidence-based practice for working with children in mental health. This type of therapy uses the natural language of children and the power of play to help children process their feelings and experiences.
However, child play therapy is not the same as regular, everyday play. Spontaneous play is a natural and essential part of the developmental process. While play therapy is a very specific approach to treating children.
Often times children can’t articulate their stress or challenges until they are much older. This means we need to be realistic about how our children communicate.The natural language of a child is play.When a child plays, the toys they use are their words. The play is the story.