January 14, 2016
Encourage families to have more positive family time and reduce stress this winter. You don’t need to stay inside just because it’s winter, play can happen any time of year. Explore the outdoors with your family and get some together time! The Huffington Post has 5 tips to help families get outside and enjoy each other (play therapist’s and their families can benefit from these tips, as well).
January 14, 2016
This simple (to complex) craft can be fun for children to teens! Following directions, decision-making, creativity are all part of this activity. Play therapists can use the craft with a client, family, group or class to start a discussion about what makes each person, like each snowflake, the One and Only You! This wikipage has simple directions with video of the steps to create snowflakes. You can vary the fun by using colored paper, making 3-D snowflakes, or learning how to quill to create snowflakes.
Play Therapy Short Videos to Inform and Inspire
Play therapy is a form of counseling or psychotherapy by which licensed mental health professionals use play-based models and techniques to better communicate with and help clients, especially children, achieve optimal mental health.
VIEW and SHARE the ANDREW video!
View and share the link to an amusing 75-second Andrew video showing how play and play therapy is used to help children share what is important in their emotional worlds.
Be sure to share the Andrew video via social media with your family, friends, and others during
National Play Therapy Week!
Learn more about the rationale for and applications of play therapy by viewing Play Therapy Works! a three-minute video presentation on play therapy.