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Calm Down Strategies - 6 posters

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PreK - 3rd
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A set of 6 full colour A4 posters with visual cues and step by step instructions for using these effective calm down strategies in the classroom, small group or calm down space. With this purchase you can print a set for your class. They are sufficient quality to be printed or enlarged to A3 size for a large classroom poster. For more than one class, please purchase additional sets.

I have taught these strategies to students in private groups classes, schools and after school program in Canberra, Australia. Parents and teachers report success with students becoming more aware of their emotional wellbeing and recognising how their emotions and behaviour are connected, and choosing to use calm down strategies to help regulate their emotions and behaviour at school and at home. Strategies that focus on breathing, visualisation and physical movements help children (and adults) to turn off the body's natural response to stress. By teaching and rehearsing these strategies with children, and displaying visual prompts in the classroom or clam down space, children are supported to use calm down strategies when really needed, and to develop life long skills in self regulation.


Volcano breathing

Belly breathing

Lemon Squeezies

Take Five breathing

Heart Breathing

Sigh Breathing

You can share these posters with colleagues in your school however, please acknowledge my work, keep my branding on the posters, and do not pass these techniques or products off as your own.

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