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Hello Play Therapists!

With the wonderment of spring upon us, I have been thinking a lot about spring cleaning and the importance of doing this not just externally, but internally as well.

It is a great time to clean out your play room and go through your toys, dress ups, and art supplies.

Make a list to restock, repair, and reuse different items.

Once the outside is taken care of, now it is time to do some spring cleaning on the inside.

Think about cases or experiences you are carrying around with you and apply the same level of care and cleaning to these different issues. Are there things you are ready to discard, repair, or replace?

One of my favorite ways to do this for myself is to create a collage of my “two wolves”– the different parts of me that are in constant battle with each other.

When we can put the internal conflict into a tangible, distinct,

Clair’s Tips For Spring Cleaning the Playroom

  • Wash and sanitize all toy dishes, food, and medical supplies. (A Clorox wipe is great for this!)
  • Check your art supplies and discard any paints, clay, or play-dough that is dried out.
  • Examine your paint brushes and restock as needed.
  • Clean out your sand trays and sand; use a flour sifter to get out bits of link and other small items.
  • Wipe down walls, light switches, and floorboards with a Clorox wipe.
separate space from us, we can see it in a different way and gain insight into why there is the conflict taking place and what parts of self we are neglecting or indulging.

Spring is a time of renewal. I hope that you will find a renewed sense of purpose, confidence, and drive in your work with our little ones (whether they are three or ninety-three years old!).

Come and join me this spring in my last PESI workshops of the year in Oregon and New York!!

It’s never too late to plan for summer holidays as well! If you need a good reason to hit the beach come and play in Cape Cod or Croatia!!

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The Monster Box is a great activity to use along with your Spring Cleaning that will reduce, reuse, and recycle your inventory. It also introduces the story of the "Two Wolves" that I apply to myself for internal cleansing.

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