The founder of BMH Connect, Dr. April Duncan, is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and understands the therapeutic value of play to help connect with children. Black children, in Dr. Duncan's opinion, benefit from games and activities that are both fun and helpful for them when learning better ways to manage heavy and uncomfortable feelings. For more information about Play Therapy, please visit the Association for Play Therapy.

Why play?

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Smiling Kids

Relieve Stress

Play releases endorphins, which help promote overall well-being and assist with feelings of happiness

Strengthen Connections

Having fun with others increases trust, compassion and empathy with others, leading to stronger connections & relationships

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Improve social skills

Play helps children learn boundaries, cooperation and how to have appropriate interactions with peers

Encourage Open communication

Play helps break down the walls of communication & gives a relaxed space for kids to talk about difficult feelings

Grandpa and Grandchild Having Fun