Dandy distraction creates a positive reaction!
Are your child's BIG emotions overtaking the house? Do you feel like you're walking on eggs shells?
Does something as simple as turning off Sponge Bob, because it's time to leave for school, turn your little bundle of joy into the Incredible Hulk?
Instead of begging and pleading for the next 20 minutes, saying phrases such as "it's not the end of the world," imagine pulling a calm down card from your magical basket, and in less than 30 seconds, the Incredible Hulk disappeared and your loving child reappeared?
Introducing: Your new bestie. The all-mighty - Calm Down Cards.
What if, instead of saying, "Do as I say or else," you said, "Hey kiddo, I know you're upset right now, but our magic calm down card says we must flutter like butterflies to the car."
Which do you think will heed a more positive reaction?
Your child will forget all about the end of the world event transpiring and refocus on this fun new challenge.
Here's the thing:
Distraction is powerful.
It's so powerful because young kids ARE NOT reasonable. I see you nodding along. In fact, I'd dare say they are some of the most UNREASONABLE people in the world. But it's not their fault, their brains aren't fully grown yet, and at certain ages, they simply CAN NOT calm down or reason.
That is why distraction is your best friend.
And that's why these calm down cards are so amazing. This is powerful play therapy that sprinkles fun and learning in, to help your angry, anxious, or upset child feel more in control each and every day.
Break the tension of ANY stressful moment with any of these 40 quick distraction cards.
Take a few minutes, have some fun, and then you can all get on with having a magical day.
Instructions for Use
- Print (card stock is best but any paper will do), laminate if you can
- When you notice your child is getting agitated or overwhelmed, ask them to pull a card (we pull 3) and do the fun activity listed.
Note: I recommend using the cards before your child has erupted into full-on meltdown mode.
These cards work best when you notice your child is:
These cards are also wonderful resources for kids who have ADHD, are on the autism spectrum, battling sensory processing disorder, or even ODD. They are also great for spirited kids, or any child that has trouble calming down.
This is a digital product. Nothing will be mailed.
they're super cute and super fun. i only wish that since they're made to be printed and cut out, the sheets didn't have extra patterns and color around the outside. it's just a bit of a waste of ink if you're going to print them at home.
We love receiving feedback and we have taken your great suggestion and made these cards printer friendly. There are no longer patterns on the blank space of the pages. Thanks so much for your feedback!
I bought these to help my toddler calm down (he’s a bit volatile) but we actually use them as a fun game all the time. We do a few exercises each night before bed. I love these, they make my son smile and we engage every night. Don’t hesitate to purchase if you are on the fence! Your kids will love them!!