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Emotional Regulation

Relaxation Message In a Bottle

Writing can be a relaxation tool that can be accessed anywhere and everywhere!  Use it to feel better when there are thoughts swimming around inside.  Model for your child how journaling can relieve stressful thoughts or feelings that want to … Continue reading

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Relaxation Rain: Putting out the Volcanoes of Pent Up Emotions

  We’ve been making volcanoes and talking about relaxation rain in my small groups this week!  I drew a volcano on the white board and then we discussed what happens when we don’t pay attention to our emotions and what’s … Continue reading

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Superman Cool Down!

Welcome guest blogger, Rigby Buckner! It is my absolute delight to introduce to you a new guest blogger at Kids Relaxation! Rigby is a graduate student enrolled in the University of Denver’s Child, Family, and School Psychology Program. She received … Continue reading

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Turtle, Fox, Flower in the Wind: Self Regulation Movement Game

There’s a playful classroom game at my school where teachers hold up a colored sheet of paper and students move a certain way to the color.  I thought it would be fun to adapt this game for relaxation and to … Continue reading

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Heart of Gold

We always hear “heart of gold” being used to describe someone’s loving and generous presence.  Today in my girls’ group, we talked about how to take care of our own hearts, which are our inner gold.  I explained to the … Continue reading

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Fairies and Ladybugs To Relax

Nonverbal and Visual cues to relax are essential for establishing a relaxing, calm atmosphere for learning.  Less talk more focus is how it goes in my school.  Here is an idea about how to use fun, playful, engaging reminders to … Continue reading

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Deep Breathing Board

Deep Breathing Board Create a fun reminder to take a deep breath!  Recently while at Hobby Lobby, I came across this wipe off calendar board and thought it would be a fun way to make a Deep Breath Schedule 🙂 … Continue reading

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Your Greatest Treasure

Thoughts are Things The way we think has the power to determine how we feel and how we experience the world around us.  Have you heard the saying, “Thoughts are things?”  Teaching our kids how to observe and shift their … Continue reading

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Still Pond…Ancient Forest

This meditation is for calming, soothing, and feeling serenity within.  Guide your child to a pond in the middle of an ancient, untouched, pristine forest to gaze upon the still water. Find a space where you and your child can … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Meditations

Good Morning! I am so honored to be able to sit here and blog (FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER), alongside Zemirah. For those of you wondering, my name is Maurie and I am interning under Zemirah this semester as I … Continue reading

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