Classic Games to Use in Play Therapy

Continuing on with our toy series, today's post will focus on my favorite classic games to have in your playroom to make the most therapeutically for your clients!

So play therapy can be directive, non-directive, or somewhere in between the spectrum.

Games are considered directive so would not be considered necessary at all if you are planning on doing solely Child Centered Play therapy in your play therapy practice.

If you are planning on having your therapeutic work be a good majority or just Child Centered Play Therapy, check out my posts on the three categories of Child Centered Play Therapy toys: real life toys, expressive/creative toys, and aggressive/emotional release toys.

If you do directive play therapy or a portion of your work is directive, read on to find out the absolute best classic games to have in your play therapy office!


Why have games for play therapy?

Games are an awesome way to bring to life so many skills that are worked on in child therapy.

Games can help you support your kiddo clients in working on teamwork, problem solving, turn taking, increasing frustration tolerance, coping skills, communication skills, self-esteem, emotional identification, and so much more!!

When framed the right way, your classic games can easily turn therapeutic!

What are some classic games to have in your child therapy office?

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Until next time, Play On!

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