Montessori's Play As Therapy

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Play as Therapy.
Play as therapy is used when children and are able to express themselves through play with the support of a fully trained therapists; they may be able to express themselves unconsciously as the experience that they are facing may be too hard for them to express. It is very useful as play is an essential part of a child’s development but it is also a child’s first language so is it a good way of expressing emotions and feelings.
There are many therapists that supported the idea as play as therapy; Virginia Axline believed that children should be able to express them without being told that they can’t do things but she also said that a child’s actions and conversations should not be directed. When she worked with a young child,
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Museums and other places that have created things that allow children to use their sense as they will have created sounds that can be used to stimulate children’s development but there are also exhibitions that can be used to further their knowledge; Montessori’s method was hands on so children were playing but using everyday tool children worked at their own paces and the teachers would collaborate to help the children learn. Sensory play would be having activities like light or touchy feely boxes which allow children to explore their senses as it can build up skill like their linguistic development and …show more content…
Like Vygotsky, he believed that children are active in their own learning but also the importance of children taking over their own learning, in order to understand something completely children and young people should work with other also known as ‘ scaffolding’ their knowledge.
Play as Social Development.
It is when children learn how to interact with other children as it will get them to test their developing skills; by seeing this it can highlight concerning behaviour like snatching or aggressive play so that the child can learn that it is not acceptable when interacting with others
Bibliography
(http://www.brighthubeducation.com/teaching-preschool/107367-theories-on-the-importance-of-outdoor-play/) accessed

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