Play therapy is a theoretical approach for children ages 2 years-12 years. Supported by research, this approach allows children to express themselves and enhance their interpersonal skills through play. Play is a natural part of childhood and an important factor in child development. In play therapy, the toys become a child's words and play is their language. Therapists use play therapy to help children express their thoughts and emotions when they do not have the words to express their feelings.
Through play, therapists can help children learn coping skills, identify helpful behaviors, better understand their emotions, enhance problem-solving skills to resolve inner conflicts, and build healthy interpersonal relationships. The therapist's primary role is to help facilitate this growth in building a positive and trusting relationship in a safe environment.