Here is a great guide to the different types of play therapy that can be used by Child Life Specialists to help children in medical environments cope.

This is a chart on the different types of play. Each section includes detailed information on the types of play. The different types of play could be used in play therapy for the child.

WHAT CHILDREN LEARN IN PLAY THERAPY Maybe you’re a parent thinking about giving play therapy a try with your child . Here are some great reminders about what children learn in play therapy through the power of play and nurturing relationship with a play therapist. #playtherapy

What Children Learn in Play Therapy

Maybe you’re a parent thinking about giving play therapy a try with your child . Here are some great reminders about what children learn in play therapy through the power of play and nurturing relationship with a play therapist.

I just went to a training with Paul White and he talked about playdough in therapy.  it was amazing.  this is a good add on.

Playdough in Play Therapy

PlayDrMom explains ways to use playdough in Play Therapy. Play dough with children can be extremely effective because children can heal just by creating with their hands.

PlayDrMom shares how she uses water beads in play therapy ... plus over 30 links to water bead play!

Using Water Beads in Play Therapy

PlayDrMom shares how she uses water beads in play therapy . plus over 30 links to water bead play! Obviously this will require adult supervision!

40+ things to put in a calm down bin or calm down box for kids with free printable list from And Next Comes L

40+ Things to Put in a Calm Down Kit for Kids {Free Printable}

Here is a list of therapeutic toys that are commonly used in play therapy. 1. Nurturing/Family Toys Purpose: Build and explore relationships...

Here is a list of therapeutic toys that are commonly used in play therapy that can be incorporated into a real life tool bag for a CLS. Nurturing/Family Toys Purpose: Build and explore relationships.

feelings parking lot.  This would be a great way to show kids that they can leave their feelings "parked" or they can do x,y,z to get to another feeling!

Therapeutic Interventions: Feelings Parking Lot - cute game for teaching emotions and coping strategies to kids. Great for teachers, parents, primary school children, and young kids learning about their emotions.

PlayDrMom overviews the therapeutic intervention of sandtray play therapy.

Sandtray Play Therapy: an overview

FREE Play therapy activity book Here is a link to a great 120 page play therapy activity book compiled by Liana Lowenstein.  My mentor also contributed :)

Psychotherapy FREE Play therapy activity book Here is a link to a great 120 page play therapy activity book compiled by Liana Lowenstein. & mentor also contributed :)

St. Louis Center for Play Therapy Training: How To Become A Play Therapist

The really funny thing is that sometimes I'm in a very "literal" mood. I first took this as how to FAKE being a therapist! Louis Center for Play Therapy Training: How To Become A Play Therapist

The worry monster who eats your troubles away

The worry monster who eats your troubles away

This is a fun craft activity to do with a anxious or scared child in the hospital. The child life specialist can work on the pet worry monster with the child to place in their room to help cope with hospitalization and promote the child's resiliency.

Free printable guide to transform candy land into a counseling game. Using games in counseling helps children engage in therapy and communicate feelings in a non threatening format. Play therapy.

Free printable guide to transform candy land into a counseling game. Using games in counseling helps children engage in therapy and communicate feelings in a non threatening format. Maybe incorporate skittles

The Inspired Treehouse - How can you support the development self-regulation in your child? Check out some of our best activities and ideas here!

30 Games and Activities for Self-Regulation

How can you support the development of self-regulation in kids? This huge resource is full of self-regulation games, information, books, and more!

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