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Artplay adds therapy products to aid kids

Artplay, a local art therapy business, has expanded its services by providing more effective therapy tools and toys to help children while at home and in school.

North Central youth Declan Mancilla holds a Weighted Boa Snake, one of the new children’s therapy products introduced by local art therapy business, Artplay (submitted photo).

North Central youth Declan Mancilla holds a Weighted Boa Snake, one of the new children’s therapy products introduced by local art therapy business, Artplay (submitted photo).

Many of the art therapy tools that Artplay uses during sessions do not exist on the market. For this reason, Artplay has created its own line of products that are sold at Artplay, located at 1130 E. Missouri Ave., Suite 350, as well as online at www.artplayhealing.com/store.

The products are designed to help children with emotional issues, such as anxiety, sadness, fear and anger. Among them are: “Feeling Faces” Big Bingo Game; “Emotion Lotion” Kits; “I Feel Calm” Weighted Vests; “Sand Tray Play” Sealable Container; “Let’s Face It” Dry Erase Booklet; “Soothing Spheres” Buckets; Two Foot Tall “Wall Pals,” and the most popular “Weighted Boa Snakes.”

To help reach kids with emotional issues in the schooling community, Artplay will be asking client parents and the general public to purchase “Artesia Starts School” books in July. These books, which will help lower anxiety in children at the start of the stressful school year, will be placed in as many special needs classrooms as possible. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go toward sponsoring children in need of Artplay sessions, but whose families can otherwise not afford to pay.

For more information about Artplay, call 602-329-1347 or e-mail owner Liz Tomko at hello@artplayhealing.com.

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