We all wish it were easier right?
Helping children during the middle of a meltdown!
What we wouldn’t give for a magic wand or on-demand wizard who could help prevent outbursts and help children control their impulses.
Well, it’s not as easy as waiving a magic wand, but it’s also not as hard as it might feel. In fact, our every day actions, questions, and comments can help children become more self-regulated, and to regain a more neutral emotional state after they’ve had a meltdown.
In today’s podcast I explore a simple, but effective way to intentionally teach a “soft skill” like self-regulation, using what we call, Power Packs™.
Click HERE to access the transcript of episode 7.
Specifically, our Power Packs™ app provides simple, yet, powerful ways for adults to teach self-regulation skills during everyday experiences and interactions.
The app contains 141 ideas for adults/conversation starters to promote children’s vocabulary, curiosity, independence, and wonder, all as they relate to supporting self-regulation in preschoolers
For those who want a paper version (old school style) of the conversation starters…checkout our NEW printable Power Packs™ Starter Pack.
The printable starter pack contains 25 ideas, and can be used with or without the app.
You can print and post around the room to remind adults to intentionally teach self-regulation skills and/or print and share the conversation starters with others (e.g., put a printable a day in children’s backpacks, give a set to Head Start or childcare colleagues).
After receiving your printable starter pack, you’ll receive weekly tips and tools for working with young children with diverse abilities.
You’ll also receive more strategies for using your Printable Starter Pack and additional resources for teaching self-regulation skills using Power Packs™.
P.P.S. Read a Pre-K Teach & Play blog on how to intentionally teach self-regulation skills. Click here.