Play is vital to every child’s development. Play therapy helps in a variety of ways:
Children receive emotional support and can learn to understand more about their own feelings and thoughts.
Sometimes they may re-enact or play out traumatic or difficult life experiences in order to make sense of their past and cope better with their future.
Outcomes of Play therapy may be general, such as a reduction in anxiety and raised self-esteem, or more specific, such as a change in behavior and improved relations with family and friends.