A lava lamp can be mesmerizing to watch. When you watch something like that, it can help you relax and slow yourself down. It could be a great thing to do when you are about to study for a long time, sit and do homework or about to do some reading.
Deep breathing is so hokey, right? But there are lots of fun ways to encourage deep breathing, and using shapes is awesome.
It gives some structure to breathing for kids, and easy to follow directions. It hopefully prevents that hyperventilation or holding their breath without breathing out that can happen if you just say “take a deep breath”
The connection between coping skills and play!
Episode 10 - An introduction to Progressive Muscle Relaxation!
Episode 9 - all about self-care in real life!
Episode 8 of the Calm and Connected Podcast: Simple Ways to Help Kids Identify their Feelings