Traditional, non-directive play therapy instructs the play therapist to withhold from labeling objects in a play therapy room until the child labels them.
The reason for this is to allow a child free reign for their imagination, which can enhance the therapeutic process.
Most play therapists will agree that not labeling items takes some practice but pays off in the end.
Here are some fun examples of what common play therapy toys can become in the play room.
“One of the virtues of being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.” — Sam Levenson