Below are links to some helpful information.
Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Play Therapy.
Association for Play TherapyWhy Play Therapy is Appropriate for Children with Symptoms of PTSD: 6 Reasons Why Play Therapy is an Effective Treatment Choice for Children with Trauma
Association for Play TherapyPlay Therapy Can Help Kids Speak the Unspeakable
Play Therapy in the news.
New York TimesThe Very Serious Science Behind the Power of Play
The importance of play in the emotional wellbeing of children and adults.
ParticleThe Power of Play: A Pediatric Role in Enhancing Development in Young Children
In this poignant report, the American Academy of Pediatrics outlines the necessity of play for children's optimal development.
American Academy of PediatricsTwenty-six studies point to more play for young children
Play has the potential to reduce inequality, report finds.
The Hechinger Report
Balancing academic pressure and pandemic stress? This is a great article reminding parents the importance of putting children's well-being before academic expectations.
The Washington PostKeeping Kids Engaged in Remote Learning
Tips for coping with the challenges of virtual school.
Child Mind InstituteMy 2020 COVID Time Capsule
Natalie Long, of Long Creations, has designed this free pdf workbook to help children process this difficult yet momentous time. The workbook offers children a chance to create a unique document of their pandemic experience, something they can look back on in years to come.
Long CreationsFighting the Big Virus: Trinka, Sam, and Littletown Work Together
This is a great book for elementary aged children (5-11) made available to download for free from Piplo Productions. It has a companion booklet for parents/caregivers with further tips and resources for coping during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Piplo ProductionsUnstuck!: 10 Things to Do to Stay Safe and Sane During the Pandemic
Magination Press® has provided a free download of this ebook geared for children aged 13-18.
American Psychological AssociationA Kid's Guide to Coronavirus
Magination Press® has provided a free download of this ebook suitable for children aged 3-8.
American Psychological AssociationEarly Childhood Tips
Erikson Institute’s Early Childhood Experts Share 10 Tips for Children & Families Navigating the COVID-19 Outbreak.
Psychologists are studying the processes by which young children learn about race - and how to prevent prejudice from taking root
American Psychological Association16 ways to help children become thoughtful, informed, and BRAVE about race
EmbraceRaceRacism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News
Child Mind® InstituteTalking to Young Children About Race and Racism
PBSThese Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids
The New York Times