The aim of LEARN TO PLAY THERAPY
is to build the spontaneous pretend play ability of children.
It gives a child a gift of the ability to play by him/herself and with others.
Learn to Play focusses on pretend play, as this type of play is the most complex and mature form of play. Pretend play also impacts language (particularly narrative language), social interaction, and emotional integration of the child’s experiences. The play skills that are the focus of Learn to Play Therapy are: ability to spontaneously self-initiate play, sequencing play actions logically, using objects as something else (object substitution or symbols in play), engaging with a doll or teddy character outside of themselves, integrating their play so a clear play script is evident, role play and socially interacting using play.
Learn to Play prepares a child with delays in play development for the potential Play Therapy.