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Sensory activities and toys to help children focus and calm.

Christina Conner of Paradigm Behavior // Behavior & Parenting Tips
Free printable fortune teller activity. Includes coping strategies for children to overcome social anxiety.

7 Effective Ways to Help Children Overcome Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is one of the most common problems that prevents children from having a growth mindset. It is one of the main reasons kids are afraid to fail or to make mistakes. They may be afraid to let others down, or that they’ll be embarrassed in front of others. One of the bigger consequences of social anxiety, though, is that it prevents children from trying new things and taking risks, which are important in having a growth mindset.

Deep breathing can be a hard skill to learn, but can be extremely helpful in different settings. Katie's sharing some of her foundational techniques, like rainbow breath & bear breath, on the blog! What are your favorites??

The Autism Helper

Deep breathing can be a hard skill to learn, but can be extremely helpful in different settings. Katie's sharing some of her foundational techniques, like rainbow breath & bear breath, on the blog! What are your favorites??

Tactile Sensory Play with Texture Balloons #sensoryplay #tactile #sensory #kidsactivities #sensoryscience

Tactile Sensory Play with Texture Balloons

Tactile Sensory Play with Texture Balloons #sensoryplay #tactile #sensory #kidsactivities #sensoryscience

The Hand Strengthening Exercise Program, created by Claire Heffron OTR/L and Lauren Drobnjak PT, includes fun and creative hand exercises and activities for kids to help them build strength in the hands and fingers!

The Hand Strengthening Exercise Program - Your Therapy Source

The Hand Strengthening Exercise Program, created by Claire Heffron OTR/L and Lauren Drobnjak PT, includes fun and creative hand exercises and activities for kids to help them build strength in the hands and fingers!

Pattern block printable cards, exploring pattern activities, shape activities using blocks, math activities for block center

Up! transforms your construction play from blocks to rockets

Pattern block printable cards, exploring pattern activities, shape activities using blocks, math activities for block center

Coping Strategies activities with task boxes to help kids learn how to manage their emotions and stress. Kids will identify, practice, and discuss coping strategies. Some strategies discussed include deep breathing, coloring, reading, talking to someone, using self-talk, and more. #zen #calmdown #copingskills

Coping Strategies Task Boxes

Coping Strategies activities with task boxes to help kids learn how to manage their emotions and stress. Kids will identify, practice, and discuss coping strategies. Some strategies discussed include deep breathing, coloring, reading, talking to someone, using self-talk, and more. #zen #calmdown #copingskills

These mindfulness centers are perfect for a classroom guidance activities! 12 mindfulness activities are included for students to explore over the course of 2-3 classroom guidance lessons or small group counseling meetings. Explore mindful journaling, multiple forms of mindful breathing, progressive muscle relaxation a

Mindfulness Centers: 12 Mindfulness Activities

These mindfulness centers are perfect for a classroom guidance activities! 12 mindfulness activities are included for students to explore over the course of 2-3 classroom guidance lessons or small group counseling meetings. Explore mindful journaling, multiple forms of mindful breathing, progressive muscle relaxation a

Most children need reminders about how to calm down safely. These free calming cards and the accompanying video provide a great way to help kids self-regulate.

Calming Strategies for Everyone

Most children need reminders about how to calm down safely. These free calming cards and the accompanying video provide a great way to help kids self-regulate.

Calm Down Kit on the go is a full binder full of behavior visuals and tools that can be used with students with autism and special needs. Teach students to identify the emotion, de-escalate, reflect on their behavior and transition back to class. Utilize the whole calm down kit to help students de-escalate in the classroom, regulate emotions and calm down.

Calm Down Kits in the Classroom » Autism Adventures

Calm Down Kit on the go is a full binder full of behavior visuals and tools that can be used with students with autism and special needs. Teach students to identify the emotion, de-escalate, reflect on their behavior and transition back to class. Utilize the whole calm down kit to help students de-escalate in the classroom, regulate emotions and calm down.

Tips for Calming the Angry Child: Why it's ok to be upset, and how we can help our kids learn to calm themselves anywhere!

The 5 tips that WILL help you calm your angry child down.

Tips for Calming the Angry Child: Why it's ok to be upset, and how we can help our kids learn to calm themselves anywhere!

Multisensory Teaching Accommodates the 12 Ways of Learning

Multisensory Teaching, The Eclectic Teaching Approach, Multisensory Teaching, Multisensory Learning

Create an Anti-Anxiety Kit for Your Child - includes free printable relaxation prompt cards - SO HELPFUL!

Create Your Own Anti-Anxiety Kit for Children

Create an Anti-Anxiety Kit for Your Child - includes free printable relaxation prompt cards - SO HELPFUL!