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CALMING CADDY! Items to include: stress ball, Play Doh, squishy balls...to squeeze out anger. Crayons and spiral tablet...to write down feelings or draw. A calming jar...to relax. A small stuffed toy...for comfort. Visual cue cards...for deep breathing technique, keep hands and feet to self, count to 10, talk to an adult.

from The Mommy View

Why Saying "Calm Down" To Your Kids Doesn't Actually Work

"Calm down" is a phrase that we all use, especially with kids when experiencing intense emotions. Here are some alternative phrases that just might yield better results, and an action plan to put them in place.i find hugging is always best to calm my son.

from I Heart Crafty Things

Word Building Activity Travel Kit

This word building activity travel kit is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers for road trips and long car rides and you can customize it with sight words, color words, word families, or whatever your child is currently learning. Great for a summer learning activity.