Benefits of Play Therapy

There are many different benefits to play therapy.

  • Play therapy helps build a child's self esteem as well as their social, emotional and cognitive development
  • It helps a child to reach their full potential and develop resilience and emotional intelligence
  • Play allows children to communicate in their own way. They may not always have the words to talk about issues as adults do, to describe their thoughts, feelings and perceptions.
  • Play helps children build healthy relationships
  • It helps a child gain confidence and resolve problems
  • The enlargement of a young child's language capacity often occurs as an indirect result of non-directive play therapy.
  • Play also facilitates brain development and the activation of the brain's play system which is important to living life well.
"Children play their feelings better than they talk about them"