The act of play can be a great therapeutic tool for children, and not just for those with complex needs. Play therapy can help any child to act out and work through their pain, confusion, worries, fears and anything they’ve found traumatic.
It’s Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 and the theme this year is EXPRESS YOURSELF, to encourage young people to find ways to share their feelings. Life is harder than usual at the moment, and it’s easy to forget how children can also be affected mentally by current circumstances
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A brand new book that talks about mental health in a child-friendly way, Daniel’s Dream*, is one of my current favourites during this difficult time. If you’ve read my recent suggestions for indoor activities with kids to beat the boredom, you will have seen this book is featured.