Why Play Therapy Toys?
The play therapy toys in my play therapy room are my greatest tools as a play therapist and sand tray therapist. I could not imagine doing any type of therapy without them! This includes clients off all ages, adults, teens, and children.
My play therapy toys do most of the work for me as a play therapist. I just have to have the knowledge and skill of how to utilize them to help my play therapy client.
I love bringing a child (or even an adult) into the play therapy room and seeing the look on their faces. It is the look of "pure amazement" as they view all the play therapy toys.
I am just a simple play therapy and sand tray therapist, so I don't have a millions of play therapy toys. I have spent years being selective with the play therapy toys I do buy. I never spend a lot of money either on play therapy toys!
My play therapy toys work hard for me and I keep them in good condition. I am constantly rethinking my play therapy toys and some get tossed as I add new toys to the play therapy toys collection.
When I have a child who is upset or resistant, all I have to do is bring the child to the play therapy room. My play therapy toys do the rest of the work for me.
For a few moments the play therapy client / child forgets they are upset. The play therapy toys call to them. The play therapy child / client is curious. I introduce my play therapy toys to the child. The child begins to trust me and the play therapy toys do the work.
Even when the child remembers they are upset, the play therapy toys still work their magic. The child just needs more time and more introductions to the play therapy toys.
My play therapy toys work 99% of the time. Extreme cases are always longer to get the child to adjust to the play therapy toys. If you know this before you begin to work with play therapy toys it can tell you which children are more adjusted than others.
List of Creative Counseling Play Therapy Toys
On the next page you will find a list of suggested play therapy toys and play therapy supplies. Creative Play Therapy takes play therapy to a unique and different level.
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