Essay about Why Play Is A Fundamental Part Of Every Individual

2110 Words Oct 20th, 2016 9 Pages
“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing”. This quote by Charles Schaefer is what brings me to believe that play is a fundamental part of every individual; especially to children. With play, children are able to explore and learn about the world, they are able to express what they are feeling at the time, and they are able to develop numerous skills- such as, mental, social, and physical skills. I believe that with play, we are able to understand children in an improved manner, if we are able to interpret their play in the correct way. With play therapy, major growth and development can be developed in a child, along with being able to reduce any challenging behaviors that may be due to any difficulties at home, or something that is surrounding them. The role of a play therapist is to be able to approach their client and help the client address any feelings or issues that may arise while playing. They are there to eliminate behavioral and emotional difficulties, and these play therapists are there to implement techniques that they believe will work for the child or client, and are also there to help the client be aware of their worries or emotions, and work out a way to eliminate any negative thoughts or behaviors they may have at the time. Before registering for the ‘play therapy’ course, I was not as informed about any techniques, or any information detailing on the benefits of this type of…

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