Preschoolers and toddlers do not yet have the language to talk about their feelings and are not all are born with the coping skills they need. When they engage in creating art, playing, imagining and pretending they are learning coping skills and how to communicate openly about their feelings.
Ages 3 and up benefit from play therapy in a playroom setting. Little children communicate their needs through their behaviors. Learning to read those behaviors and engage in play to help them communicate their needs more clearly as well as “play out” their worries and concerns is beneficial to preschoolers and toddlers.