Tag: quiet time

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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Independent Activities for Young Kids

Whether you’re working from home, or home is your work, sometimes you just need a couple of minutes to yourself. While your young child may not usually be willing to play nicely in the next room so¬† you can have a moment of peace, you may be able to convince them by providing some fun quiet activities that don’t require you to play along side of them.

10 Independent Activities for Young Kids
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