Self regulation SEL importance of the problem activity
Some problems are really big, however most problems at school are little and can be fixed quickly. This social emotional learning, self regulation activity helps children identify their problems with the concept of 'how important is it?' and teaches children to consider the importance of their problem in contrast to the size of their reaction. It is an emotional regulation tool that can guide children to self regulate their emotions, in order to respond appropriately. It also guides children to develop better problem solving skills. This can be used as a SEL tool, as a CBT group therapy tool or in a class room calm down space.
Think of this as a self regulation importance of the problem ‘thinking tool’ that helps children evaluate how big or small problems are. I made this traffic light Poster as it offers a good visual that guides children in problem solving. The poster reminds children to stop and consider how big the problem is, set some goals, think through it and work out some solutions.
This consists of a traffic light poster, problem solving palm cards for your calm zone, and several activities. For more information visit: http://play-based-parenting.com/zones-of-regulation-size-of-the-problem/