PLAY

Play is critical to emotional learning.

At The KCP, we teach our Care Givers and Social Care Team to connect playfully, on a level of mutuality with a child, at the very least a message is conveyed that they are safe and mean no harm.

A visceral sense of safety is foundational to a learning state of mind and being. In the very best of cases, play therapy is a form of nondirective, person-centered therapy.

Play offers a symbolic language. Figurines and toys representing life and the environments in which life takes place, as well as art materials, opportunities for theatrical improvisation, free association, and more offer a child means to communicate struggles, feelings, thoughts, relationships, interpretations of experiences, and the realities of their particular world.

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