Giving Your Pre-Loved Toys to a Hope Giving Cause
We train counsellors in a specialization called “Play Therapy”. This uses creative mediums and toys etc to help children express their struggles more profoundly, who might not yet have the words or full vocabulary yet to describe their experiences and emotions. The counselor is then able to use the same in return to help the child process and heal in a much deeper and wholistic manner.
As such a wide range of toys really help broaden the range of what kids can connect with.
We run these training courses regularly and these are existing counsellors who might or might not be familiar in working with kids, and good part of becoming a Play Therapist involves a significant effort in setting up a play area or room for this specific purpose and begin helping more kids. As such we are helping to collect pre-loved toys for them to get started.
These toys will be sorted and distributed to trainees, and those unsuitable for therapy will be re-donated to low-income families we are in touch with.
Join us in helping to make this world a better place both emotionally and environmentally!
Contact us today at 69020087 to arrange for a drop-off!
List of Toys we are looking for:
*broken toys are welcomed too!
- human figurine toys
- animal, insect, dinosaur, monster, superhero, cartoon figurine toys
- dollhouse, furniture, dolls
- pebbles, seashells, beads, yarn
- clean soft toys
- card, board, group games like Jenga, etc.
- baby dolls and accessories
- vehicles, trucks, planes, boats etc
- building blocks like legos or wood blocks
- landscape toys like trees, rocks, fences...
- broken toys too
- sand/beach spades toys etc
- kitchen set toys
- small musical instruments, (more percussive, and non-mouthpiece)
- small stress balls etc.
- art materials like paintbrush, crayons, papers, paints, stickers, aprons etc..
- costumes, hats, masks, wigs etc.
- old and disused small electronics like cameras, pagers, mobile phones, etc
- other small household items that could of interest, eg service bell, travel souvenir miniatures, Russian dolls, etc.
- children books, toddler ages, narrated picture stories type
- stress balls, squishy toys
Not the following:
- sports equipment
- baby specific toys like alphabets or number learning, or teething toys.
What a Play Therapy Room looks like
This is what a play therapy room looks like. While it looks comprehensive, it is really not, and we are still constantly looking out for more items to fill in the missing category gaps.
It takes many years and an ongoing effort to collect a good range of applicable toys that will effectively connnect to a wide range of what children can relate to and struggle with.
As such, we really want to help trained therapists get a headstart, and hence all contributions are welcome!