We know shouting “Calm Down!” doesn't help,
so what does?
Effective calm down strategies for children, teachers and families
These strategies have been trialled, refined and taught to children aged 3+ in preschools, childcare and primary school programs and have been successful in supporting children and the adults in their lives to become aware of their feelings and behaviour and to begin to stop, breathe and slow down in times of stress and big feelings.
This bundle includes all the resources you need to introduce your students or children to six effective calm down strategies. Model and practise the strategies at school daily as a part of your transitioning into the classroom routine and any other time children need to relax, quieten down, or refocus.
Strategies included in this set are:
Take 5 breathing
Set includes PDF files you can print and laminate.
- Colour Posters with guidance on how to model strategies
- Posters for colouring
- ‘Choose a Strategy’ Chart for families or desk tops
- Pocket Strategy Cards for calm corners, individual children and for playground use
These strategies have been refined and developed through hours of teaching experience with children in private classes, preschool, childcare, primary and after school care classes. Artworks and representations are my original work. Please get in touch if you wish to learn more - I love to share! And please do not remove my credit from resources if you share.