Adults can convey how they think and feel with words and phrases. However, that
can be a difficult task for children, even if they are articulate in day to day language.
Play is a child’s natural mode of expression; therefore, play therapy is utilized to
help children express thoughts and communicate feelings more easily and safely
through toys, games, art, books and other play activities.
There are different opinions on the appropriate age for play therapy. It is RCC’s
belief that both developmental and chronological age should be taken into
consideration when determining whether play therapy is appropriate for your child.
As a loose guideline, RCC recommends play therapy is for children ages 3-11.