Children's Therapy Games

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Children's Therapy Games
Children that are suffering social and mental challenges can be aided by games as a form of play therapy. (sad kids on background image by Michael Drager from

Child therapy games are a method of play therapy used to help children cope with social and mental problems. According to a 2007 "Association for Play Therapy" article, play therapy appears to have a largely positive treatment effect and was affective among children despite gender, age, condition, and issue they are dealing with. Play therapy come in the forms of board and card games, as well as computer and video games.

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