Calm Down Kit
For those of you who don’t know what a ‘calm down kit’ is, it is exactly what it sounds like: a collection of objects or activities that can calm your child down when they need it the most. As parents, when we see our child’s behavior escalating, we often want to hover and talk to them. I’m guilty as charged! Unfortunately, it is usually too late, and the best thing is to simply take a step back (unless they are going to hurt themselves or others). So, after doing some research, I created a ‘calm down kit’ our kids can go to and take a minute (or two or three) to themselves to calm down. Our kit has items like fidgets, sensory bottles, and now our newest PlayPod – Rice and Seek!
Rice and Seek is a relaxing ‘find-it’ game where children can simply turn the bottle looking for all the fun little items hidden amongst the rice or use the prompt cards for a fun challenge.