Sometimes children can feel sad, angry, worried etc. Play Therapy gives them a space to think and play to help them make sense of what they are feeling. Play is a child’s language and toys are their words (Garry Landreth 1992). Play involves the child’s physical, mental and emotional self in creative expression and can involve social interaction.
Play Therapists receive extensive training in subjects such as child development and attachment (the bonding process). They are also trained to use play, a child’s natural form of expression, as a means for understanding and communicating with children about feelings, thoughts and behaviour.