PictureArtwork by David Peixoto

Welcome to my blog! I’m so excited to be able to finally sit down and start my own blog. I have so many things I hope to share; where do I start? I'll start with a topic I'm passionate about: Play Therapy.

Why Play Therapy? What is it? How is Play Therapy helpful?
Here are some of my favorite quotes related to play that will help answer these questions:

“Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul.”
- Friedrich Froebel (founder of the concept of kindergarten)

“To play it out is the most natural self-healing process in childhood.” - Erik Erickson

The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.” -  Erik H. Erikson

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” – Plato

"It is the essential nature of man to play." - Plato

“Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.”
– Jean Piaget

“In order to think things through, children need to play things through.”
Jean Piaget

“Play is a medium for expressing feelings, exploring relationships, and self-fulfillment.”
– Gary Landreth, Ed.D., LPC, RPT-S

 “Play is the work of the child.”
– Maria Montessori

“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.”
- O. Fred Donaldson