Play is so important in child development that it’s been recognized by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child. Play is the natural language of children, allowing them to communicate that which cannot captured by words. In play therapy children learn to cope with change, master confusing or difficult experiences, express emotions, conquer anxiety and assert their strengths. Sand tray, art, toys, puppets and other creative modalities are the tools of the play therapist, allowing insight into the mind of the child.
“You can learn more about a person in one hour of play than in a year of conversation.”
– Plato –