Sand-play as a method of positive influence on mental development of preschool aged children

- Тягур, Любомира Миронівна (orcid.org/0000-0001-5106-2920) (2015) Sand-play as a method of positive influence on mental development of preschool aged children Актуальні проблеми психології, 11 (13). pp. 315-324. ISSN 2072-4772

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Abstract

The article is devoted to the study of sand therapy as healthy preserving innovative technology dedicated to work with children of the preschool age. Sand therapy allows psychologists to reveal an individuality of every child, to solve psychological problems, to develop children’s ability to recognize their desires and find possibilities of their implementation. In this article the features of sand therapy as a method of creating extensive opportunities for full disclosure of children’s potential are discussed. It was established that sandplay has a positive effect on formation and development of a child’s balanced personality. This effect is shown through its impact on emotional and sensual sphere, intellectual and communicative abilities, psycho-physiological state. The characteristic of usage of different methods of sand play in practice are also given in the article: games with sand, drawing on the sand, drawing with the help of coloured sand, tales on the sand. It was concluded on this basis that sand-play is an effective psychological aid in shaping of child’s self-confidence and self-esteem, harmonization of internal emotional state, especially in conflicts, vulnerability or within any traumatic situations. Thanks to sand therapy introduction into the practice of pre-school education institutions we can influence on preschoolers’ creativity, imagination, development of their emotional sphere and psychological tone. The article is intended for a wide range of readers, including teachers and university students, educators of preschool children, school teachers and scientists.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: sand-play, Jungian theory, sand therapy, preschool age, playing with sand, sand painting, tales on the sand
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 1 Philosophy. Psychology
Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 3 Social Sciences > 37 Education > 37.01/.09 Special auxiliary table for theory, principles, methods and organization of education > 37.01 Fundamentals of education. Theory. Policy etc.
Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 7 The Arts. Recreation. Entertainment. Architecture.
Divisions: State institution of higher education «University of educational management» > Educational and scientific institute of management and psychology > Educational and scientific institute of management and psychology
Depositing User: Доцент Любомира Миронівна Тягур
Date Deposited: 13 May 2024 16:46
Last Modified: 13 May 2024 16:46
URI: https://lib.iitta.gov.ua/id/eprint/740797

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