Come Play, STL

Come Play, STL


We are continuing to stay open for as long as we can with lots of changes to Come Play, STL to protect our children's physical health. We are also offering TeleHealth for those that can not come in due to self-quarantine and in preparation for the government shutting down all businesses as well as limiting people leaving their homes. We continue to meet the need of our children's emotional health through this time of uncertainty.

Come Play, STL exists to serve children and families in the St. Louis area through a holistic, non-medicated approach, utilizing a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals.

Come Play, STL exists to serve children and families through a holistic non medicated approach to pediatric mental health utilizing medical professionals.

Telehealth can go anywhere just like when the client is in the therapy room. Sometimes a session may end up in the tree house!

We've received this award three years in a row! We have a great team of Occupational Therapist working with wonderful parents and children!

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Fluency or stuttering are challenges that can be addressed with the help of a Speech Language Pathologist. Depending on a child's age and the nature of their challenge, different approaches can be used to make environmental changes, decrease stuttering, or develop healthy attitudes about speech challenges and build self-confidence. Our SLP, Jamie, can work with kids to help address fluency, stuttering, and so much more! Call today with questions or to get more information.

Meet our Team Member Andrew!

"Anxiety is a normal reaction to high stress..." says Dr. Kirsten Ellingsen

These times can be stressful but knowing how to identify and manage anxiety can make them easier. Anxiety might look different from person to person and even from adult to child.

To manage anxiety, Dr. Ellingsen's recommends:
-Get enough sleep
-Participate in some kind of activity or exercise each day
-Limit intake of news
-Try to eat healthy
-Maintain a schedule
-Add purposeful and pleasant activities to your day

Directive and non-directive play therapy refer to the way a play therapist interacts with a kid. In directive play therapy, the therapist chooses an activity for the child to complete based off of what the child is currently struggling with and what goals they hope to accomplish together. In non-directive play therapy, the therapist leaves the choice of activity and toys up to the child trusting the issues will surface in play without prompting. Our Play Therapists use a combination of both directive and non-directive play therapy in sessions depending on what is needed.

Parenting During a Pandemic

Washington University in St. Louis' Psychiatry instructor, Andrea Giedinghagen, MD talks about parenting during a pandemic in this article from human resources...

"This pandemic has brought changes to almost every aspect of our lives, and parenting is no exception. From coping with the boredom of being at home for days on end to grappling with fear and uncertainty, there are challenges for parents and children alike. Some parenting challenges are specific to this crisis: explaining the importance of social distancing isn’t covered in any parenting books. Ultimately, though, there are certain universal needs that can guide your parenting in this time."

Click here for the full article Insight from WashU Psychiatry instructor, Andrea Giedinghagen, MD This pandemic has brought changes to almost every aspect of our lives, and parenting is no exception. From coping with the boredom …

SLP services can be helpful for kids with articulation challenges. Our team member, Jamie, can help determine if your child's articulation challenges are age-appropriate or if they would benefit from meeting with her for SLP services. Call us today to find out more information!

Free webinar: "Autism and Teletherapy: Encouraging Outcomes" with Come Play, STL's Evangeline Bauer starting in 5 min!

Click the link below to join!

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Join us tomorrow at 12:30pm CT for "Autism and Teletherapy: Encouraging Outcomes" by Come Play, STL's Founder Evangeline Bauer MSW, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, Certified Autism Specialist!

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Meet our Team Member Kristen!

This week Come Play, STL has teamed up once again with Fun and Function to offer a free webinar! This Tuesday, May 12th Come Play's Founder Evangeline will be talking about the encouraging outcomes telehealth has had for kids with autism.

Join us Tuesday at 12:30pm CT!

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Come Play, STL wishes a very Happy Mother's Day to all mothers! Join us in celebrating the mothers both related to us and not who have guided us, supported us, and shown us love along the way. Thank you moms for all you do!

There is no right way to play! Such a good reminder this Saturday- hope you all have a very playful day in the way that is most fun for you!😃

Looking for another way to mix up story time? Check out for some of your favorite stories read by some of your favorite actors/actresses. When you go to the website just click on the book title and choose your preferred viewing platform-no purchase necessary.

Speech and Language Therapists do so much! Our Speech Therapist, Jamie, at Come Play can help your child in all of the following areas: articulation, stuttering, voice, language, and non-verbal. Call us at Come Play, STL for more information!

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Join us for a glimpse into what each sensory system does and practical strategies and activities to help regulate each of our sensory systems. With a focus on the importance of taking care of basic sensory needs before attempting to do higher-level activities.
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Thanks to Come Play, STL's Director of OT Bethany Arkills for her awesome webinar this afternoon. She talked about the Sensory Pyramid and taking care of our sensory needs. Check out the sensory pyramid, daily check-in, and self-care strategies on this post from her talk!

Bethany Arkills goes live in 2 min! Watch her talk about how to take care of you through a sensory pyramid!

Join us tomorrow at 12:30pm CT for Sensory Pyramid (Taking Care of You) with Come Play, STL's Bethany Arkills MOT, OTR/L, Director of Occupational Therapy. Come Play, STL is joining up with Fun and Function to bring you this free webinar for parents, clinicians, and anyone else interested!

See you tomorrow!🤗

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Starting now!

Join us for Sensory Pyramid (Taking Care of You) with Come Play, STL's Bethany Arkills MOT, OTR/L, Director of Occupational Therapy.

Meeting ID: 87937198760

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Join us tomorrow at 12:30pm CT for Sensory Pyramid (Taking Care of You) with Come Play, STL's Bethany Arkills MOT, OTR/L, Director of Occupational Therapy. Come Play, STL is joining up with Fun and Function to bring you this free webinar for parents, clinicians, and anyone else interested!

See you tomorrow!🤗

Meeting ID: 87937198760

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Meet our Team Member Crystal!

This week Come Play, STL is collaborating with Fun and Function to bring you Sensory Pyramid (Taking Care of You) free webinar. Our very own OT Bethany Arkills will be speaking about practical strategies to help regulate sensory systems.

Join us on Wednesday at 12:30pm CT

Meeting ID: 87937198760

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32 national parks you can explore from your couch, from the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone

Have you ever wanted to visit one of our National Parks? We might be staying at home but we can still explore digitally! Scrunch up on the couch and check out virtual tours of some of the most beautiful places in the country! Nature enthusiasts can bring the outdoors in with these realistic, digital looks at Yosemite, the Redwoods, and other beloved US national parks.

Penguin & Puffin Coast Live Stream - YouTube

The St. Louis Zoo is live streaming some of our favorite animal friends every day at

Click the link to see what they're up to today!

Sunday: Gorillas at Jungle of the Apes
Monday: Polar bear at McDonnell Polar Bear Point
Tuesday: Grizzly bears at Centene Grizzly Ridge
Wednesday: Gorillas at Jungle of the Apes
Thursday: Pinnipeds at Judy and Jerry Kent Family Sea Lion Sound
Friday: Polar bear at McDonnell Polar Bear Point
Saturday: Grizzly bears at Centene Grizzly Ridge Live Webcam 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily You can now watch penguins on our live YouTube webcam! Tune in throughout the day to see zookeepers feeding the animals a...

GoNoodle - Good Energy at Home

GoNoodle is an awesome resource for videos that lead breathing exercises, movement, yoga & mindfulness exercises for kids. Check out their Good Energy at Home page for videos and activities to try out this weekend GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home is a free online resource that provides tons of ways for kids and families to be active, stay mindful, and keep on learning!

Naming emotions can be hard but SpongeBob and friends can help! Having both word and picture options of emotions can help us and others describe what we are feeling in better detail. Try it out and tell us how you're feeling today

Check out these Telehealth Tips to make online sessions run smoothly!

Meet our Team Member Rachel!

Looking for ways to keep your kids engaged and to switch up activities? Check out this Stay at Home Sticker Chart that offers 42 fun ideas for things to do. Keep track of how many you can complete!

(made by play therapist J.B.)

Children go through different developmental stages of play and this graphic describes those different types of play. While not all children will progress in exactly this order, it is just an example of what play and social relationships might look like in children.

Original content from book ABA Visualized

Biggest African American Children’s Bookstore - EyeSeeMe

Eyeseeme is a Children's Bookstore in St. Louis-check out their page for virtual story time and their website for books and book subscription services.

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Child and family therapy through a pandemic
The Elves of Come Play, STL
Meet one of our child therapists, Kaitlin Boger!
Happy Friday!




3115 S. Grand Blvd #224
St. Louis, MO

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00
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