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