A calm down corner (or area, it doesn't have to be a corner) is a place for angry or upset children to go to calm down.
They can release their anger, and engage their minds.
Remaining calm is difficult when flooded with emotions or stimuli. Calm down corners are a safe place for your kids to relax and start to process this upsetting event.
They also teach important self-calming skills that are useful for kids who have autism, sensory issues, anxiety or anger issues. But all kids can benefit from the ability to calm themselves.
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For charts and cards I recommend printing on thick stock paper, so it's easier to hang, not as flimsy, and can handle some wear ‘n’ tear.
For worksheets, activities and guides, I recommend printing and keeping securely in a three ring binder. Easy Peasy.
If you've purchased a handy chart or set of cards, this isn't necessary, but boy oh boy, it sure skyrockets things to the next level of fun. Do you have a laminator? (If you don't have one, I like this one). Laminate your resources (amazing). We all know kids are hard on things, so now you won't have to keep printing your chart and cards every time they get a little beat up.
Many of our charts also use Velcro stickers. And this is the icing on the cake. Attach one side of the Velcro sticker to the task card, and one side to the chart. Ensure that you don't mix up the sides. (i.e., the "hook" side should be on the chart, and the "furry" side on the cards.) Now you can move the cards around at your leisure. (Plus it's SUPER fun for kids).