|sand sculptures clockwise from top left:|
by Miles, Meredith, Jodi, Jeff
Watch for us. Do not overlook us. We need your attention.
Adults can be seem too busy for us, all rushing on your way.
We're off to learn and grow and play.
We don't like being rushed around from place to place.
And given no choice.
We'd rather stay where we are. We like to live in the moment.
Won't you join us?
You just might learn something if you'd stop and stay awhile.
The little poem above was inspired by the yellow flag I purchased from Toys of the Trade as well as these sandtray items to the left. A few were in goodie bags that each attendee received at the Kentucky Association for Play Therapy annual conference. Even adults can like goodie bags! The fire colored "stones" have been calling to me. Miles saw them right away and wanted to keep them. Of course, I let him play with them, but they'll soon join the rest of my sandtray toys in my office.
my favorites--love the guy kickin' back
and the 2 mother/baby nuturing figures
Here is why attending the Association for Play Therapy annual conference is like Christmas for me as I mentioned in my last
. I come home with new sandtray figures from exhibitors such as Kentucky's own
as seen above.
Then there's new books from the fabulous Dee Dee of the
and this fun new instrument made in Peru.
And because play therapy is so creative I often get to make things like...
puzzle piece where the prompt was to
make something important to you
(I was missing my kids when I made this.)
a healing pouch
derby hat (We were in Louisville after all!)
I received this little affirmation in one of my workshops.
Since returning from the conference I've been decompressing through a trip to the park with two of my favorite people and playtime in the fall leaves.
Meredith with neighborhood friend
One more thing. I gave Miles a magnet of a feelings chart I got at the conference. He immediately taped it up in his room beneath his calendar he made. Notice the feeling he marked. How cute is that?!