Practical guide: expression play with a child
As a parent, I have to give my child the opportunity to play and to teach it how to play.
The ability to play is a basic dexterity that our children should have developed before going to school.
This obligation to Give my child the ability to play starts from the moment the child will come to the earth through the first vocal engagement between a child and me as a parent.
Later it is enriched with symbolic play where a child is starting expressing but still cannot talk with great comfort.
Here is that the expressively open games can help the child. The play-doh, the sandplay, the painting, the dance these body enabling plays are through which children can express everything they feel, their emotions all these that they do not yet clearly understand, to show us how they perceive the reality. Through this type of play, they can realize and understand in a new way the reality. Especially the play with the clay and the sand contain a way of expressing action which comes through the body. Through these plays which are in direct contact with the body of the child and come through the body, the child is being enabled to liquidate the feelings of the way he/she is perceiving the reality and of reuniting their reality or overpass trauma and anxiety. They acquire the self-confidence of their ability to communicate with a way that does make them to be tired, or being difficult for the child and at the same time gives him/her the feeling of acceptance.
The basic ways I can play so that I can help my child in this type of play to express is to rely on the basic principles of the anthropocentric Score©
approach which asserts that we must have confidence in the human, faith belief that man is in a relationship with the inner abilities the inner self. The truth of the self and love. I as parent at these ages, or as an educator, or as a counsellor have to facilitate not to lose this inner union to the truth, the trust and love towards their self. This body expression or somaticized expressive action through those types of play are very helpful for younger ages but also for adults.
How can I help my child?
I as parent, or teacher, or facilitator do not intervene in the child’s work
I do not direct
I do not show my own view or my own ideas my own beliefs or my own interpretations.
As far as the child’s work is concerned and more generally I follow the basic guide that concerns the parent’s, the facilitator’s basic communication skills with the child for these younger ages but also for older ages and for joining with the inner child.
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Do you remember how you played?