Little Tykes Therapeutic Services provides group therapy for children 2-5 years of age.
PRETENDING AND PLAYING are important parts of children’s development - from brain development to their social-emotional development. So perhaps it makes sense that kids whose lives have been difficult may benefit from some extra doses of a very specific kind of play – play therapy.
Play therapists help children to identify and express emotions appropriate to the situation.
KTD visited Little Tykes Therapeutic Services in Anchorage and spoke with Roseann Lynch in Ketchikan, a certified play therapist and the president of the Alaska Chapter of the Association for Play Therapy to learn what “play therapy” is and how it’s being used to help kids.
Our regular contributor, Jessica Cochran, has the story.
Originally featured as part of Show 51: The Value of Pretend