Play therapy is a therapeutic approach which enables children to explore and express their feelings in order to make sense of their life experiences. Children learn, communicate and explore most effectively through play. Therefore, play is an appropriate way of encouraging children to express themselves rather than having to put their feelings into words. This experience empowers children and increases their self-esteem, thereby helping them manage better both at home and at school.
Play therapy is an effective intervention for children with a wide variety of difficulties including: