Tag: children

The Calm Down Space, and Managing Feelings.

One thing that has really helped in my classroom and in my home in regards to meltdowns and tantrums (for both my 10year old and my 3 year old) is being able to hold space for my children’s feelings. Whether it’s having a specific “Calm Down Area” with calming toys, or changing my dialogue to acknowledge and help understand emotions, I find that my kids (and I, by extension,) are much more capable of navigating their feelings and their reactions when things are uncertain or don’t go their way. Here are some of my tips and tricks to starting that process in your own home or classroom.

The Calm Down Space, and Managing Feelings.

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Making Snow Dough

It’s Winter, and even though it’s a BIT warmer than we’re used to, we’re still getting into the seasonal spirit. After reading “The Snowstorm Surprise” By Richard Scarry, we were itching to play in some snow ourselves! Since Mother Nature wasn’t really cooperating, we decided to take matters into our own hands, and make some 2 ingredient “Snow Dough” to mold and squish.

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Welcome to the Family By Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith

There are many different ways to make a family. You can have two parents of the same gender, two parents with different genders, blended families, foster families, adoptive families, and more. Welcome to the Family is a book that attempts to introduce and normalize the ideas of Surrogacy, IVF, Foster Families, Adoptive Families, and more, but does it hit the mark? Find out below!

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