Children use play to work through their experiences, which is why Israeli designer Yaara Nusboim has collaborated with child psychologists on a range of six wooden therapy toys.
Each of Nusboim’s hand-carved Alma dolls corresponds to a specific feeling, allowing children to process difficult or repressed emotions.
The Play Therapy method suggests that children are capable of healing themselves, they just need the right conditions for it.
“The dolls are made from maple wood and a flexible plastic material, and they represent the range of emotions encountered during therapy. The dolls are meant to facilitate a child's connection to his inner world, and to improve and heal his condition.”