What Children Learn in Play Therapy

Maybe you’re a parent thinking about giving play therapy a try with your child … or maybe you’re a therapist questioning how “just playing” with a child could possible help.  Here are some great reminders about what children learn in play therapy through the power of play and nurturing relationship with a play therapist.

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PLEASE feel free to save and print this image!  Share with others and post in therapy rooms, offices, waiting rooms, class rooms, etc.  If you’d like to know more about play therapy, check out my other posts on play therapy and visit the Association for Play Therapy’s website, www.a4pt.org.
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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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  1. Aaron

    I’m a big believer in play therapy for children. I encourage play therapy during my sessions with families who have autistic children. In fact, I wrote an article about how play therapy helps children with autism. It is here if you;d like to check it out: https://playconnectgrow.org/blog/play-therapy-treatment-autism/

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