Sample of Play Therapy Toys

Toys are “the language” of the child to express their ideas and feelings  in a natural manner as all children love to play. Through play, children can convey to others what is happening in their everyday lives.

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Children may choose to use a variety to toys to express what words cannot convey.  They can use cash registers, medical kits, megaphones, and construction tools.

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If they want to talk about people, I have a variety of bendable multi-cultural dolls for make believe play

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For the Active players, I have food and play objects as well as a mat to jump on!

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For children who like to paint and draw, I have ample supplies of paint and construction paper as well as a large easel.  Children who are aggressive really enjoy using the bop bag to express their frustration in a safe way.

play food

Everyone needs food and money to play house and store

puppet stage puppets

Puppets are a great way to  do dramatic play using a puppet stage.

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Using balloons as a fun way to express feelings too.

feelings wheel

Children can also make  feeling wheels  to share with others outside the playroom how they feel during the day.

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Most children love to draw too.

self control

In addition to play, children learn about social skills such as why it’s important to show Self-Control.