I don't think I've ever met a child who doesn't like to play with Sand (of course excluding children with sensory difficulties). Along with being fun and bringing enjoyment Sand Play can also be a valuable tool when working with emotionally traumatized children. For children who are scared or too damaged to speak the non verbal atmosphere surrounding sand play can be incredibly therapeutic. A non directive approach by the therapist is undertaken; Using small world figures, toy animals, objects and marbles the child is free to explore and develop their expression of situations. make assumptions and make behavioural changes all in a secure and comforting environment.
For this reason Sand Play is valuable when working with children who are victims of neglect, abuse or trauma. It can also be used as a form of family therapy and with adults alike.
If you think your child would benefit from Sand Play, or would like more information then please get in touch. Also keep a look out for my child workshop summer dates coming soon!