Calming & Self-Regulation Strategies for Kids

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One of the most common things that friends, family members, and parents in our therapy practice/play groups is self-regulation ask us about is self-regulation strategies. It seems that so many kids struggle with this very complex aspect of child development – for many different reasons.

Parents and caregivers may feel overwhelmed by the constant challenge of meltdowns and tantrums or they express frustration about their children’s loud, rambunctious behavior, saying that they just can’t seem to calm down.

We know that so many parents and professionals struggle with coming up with calming and self-regulation strategies for kids. So today, we wanted to supply you with your own FREE library of tools, resources, and strategies for calming and self-regulation!

Since many of the children we see in our practice struggle with maintaining calm behavior in school and at home, you’ll see that most of the resources below are geared toward calming. However, we know that there are also kids who aren’t always able to maintain an appropriate level of alertness. For these kids, you might want to check out our ideas for alerting sensory input.

Calming & Self-Regulation Strategies for Kids

30 Games & Activities for Self-Regulation [FREE printable!]

The Best Toys and Games for Self-Regulation

10 Calming Techniques & Transition Strategies for Kids

Dealing With Tantrums: Reset Activities

How to Create a DIY Calm Down Kit

Calm Kids on the Go: Sensory Ideas for Outings

The Best Calming Movement Ideas

10 Calming Breathing Techniques for Kids [FREE printable!]

The Simplest Calming Sensory Trick

Calming Games & Activities for Outings

10 Calming Sensory Strategies for School

Calming Strategies for Kids

Heavy Work Ideas for School [FREE printable!]

Guided Meditation for Kids: 10 Resources to Get You Started

25 Heavy Work Activities for Small Spaces [FREE printable!]

Elite Kids Therapy, formally known as Cincinnati Therapy Connections, is always here to help you find the best resources to help support you and your children. At Elite Kids Therapy, we offer quality speech therapy and occupational therapy for all children! Our qualified therapists are available through virtual platforms, in your own home, in your childs academic setting, or in our Mason office. As an Autism and Jon Peterson Scholarship provider these services can also be free to you!

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