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Bunny Breathing and Other Exercises to Empower, Calm, and Self Regulate

Children (and adults) can start integrating different breathing techniques into their day. Bunny breathing or bunny breaths is one type of breathing technique to teach children.

Conscious breathing is simple to learn. Children (and adults) can start integrating different breathing techniques into their day – at circle time, meal time, and transition time. Bunny breathing or bunny breaths is one type of breathing technique to teach children. Take the time to support children by regularly practicing and pausing periodically, taking the […]

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Lazy 8 Free Printable Train Tracks – Practice Going the “Just Right” Speed

Therapists, teachers, and parents can help children practice self-regulation skills with this lazy 8 free printable train track activity.

Have you heard of practicing getting your body into the “just right” state to be ready to learn? As children develop motor skills and process sensory information they start to understand how their body can move slow, fast and all the speeds in between.  Over time, children begin to learn to self-regulate and determine their […]

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Physical or Occupational Therapy Self Regulation Activities

These six games provide great suggestions for physical or occupational therapy self regulation activities and require no equipment!

If you work with young children, then you will want to read these easy to play self regulation games for children.  These six games provide great suggestions for physical or occupational therapy self regulation activities and require no equipment!  We all love activities that do need any preparation or equipment. Research Based Self-Regulation Activities A […]

What is Self-Regulation?

The answer to the question,what is self-regulation, can be very complex.  In simple terms, self-regulation is the ability to monitor and manage your energy states, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that are acceptable and produce positive results such as well-being, loving relationships, and learning.  

What is the Definition of Self-Regulation? Self-regulation is the ability to monitor and manage your energy states, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that are acceptable and produce positive results such as well-being, loving relationships, and learning. It is how we deal with stressors and as such, lays the foundation for all other activity. Developing […]

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Yoga for Preschoolers to Help with Self-Regulation

A yearlong study was published on yoga for preschoolers to help with self-regulation. Read the results and suggestions at YourTherapySource.

A yearlong study was published on yoga for preschoolers to help with self-regulation. The Journal of Child and Family Studies reported on 29 children ages 3-5 to evaluate the effectiveness of mindfulness-based yoga intervention on self-regulation skills.  Sixteen of the preschoolers participated in a mindful yoga intervention group taught by the classroom teacher.  Parent reports and […]

Self-Regulation Activities for Elementary Students When Stressed or Emotional

By teaching self-regulation activities for elementary students they can be taught to self calm and get their minds and bodies ready to learn.

Are in search of easy to implement self-regulation activities for elementary students? When we, or our kids, are “triggered” and stuck in distress, worry, upset, anger, frustration, trauma, we are dis-integrated.  There’s a thought, or feeling, or memory that has hijacked us and is running the show, preventing us from thinking clearly or behaving appropriately. […]