Calm-Down Kit

March 25, 2024

Children have big emotions and sometimes it’s hard to know how to help them. Having a calm-down kit is one way parents can encourage coping skills and emotional regulation. A calm-down kit is individual to your child’s needs and interests. Generally, the kit is filled with various materials and is meant to be used by your child in a quiet, safe space. If you choose to create a calm-down kit, be sure to explain to your child what it is and when they can use it.

Calm-down kits can include any toys or items that help children process feelings. Some examples include books, feeling cards, and sensory materials (i.e., stuffed animal, molding sand, sensory bottle).  For more ideas on what to include in the kit check out this website or see the attached PDF.

For more information and tips, check out this article.