Bird’s fly, fish swim, and children play ~ Garry Landreth
Play therapy is the least intrusive and most natural form of therapy for children. Often times, children are not able to use language sufficiently to articulate their thoughts and feelings so play offers an innate way for them to express outwardly what they are feeling inside. Play also minimizes stress, encourages relationship and offers a way to self-express, practice new ways of being, and build coping strategies while learning to regulate their emotions. The nature of play can be fun and increase competence that builds confidence for the child and in their family relationships.