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Experiments you should try at home. Get started!
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Activities, experiments games, lessons and videos to watch and try yourself!
This site has fun and simple ideas of games and activities you can do at home. Even the kits for purchase could give you ideas of other free activities you could do.
- Math Scavenger Hunts grades K-5 (free)
- Play N Take Games Kit (paid)
- Make N Take Games Kit (paid)
- Power Pack Games Kit (paid)
Why Practicing Can Help with Emotional Regulation, by Oregon Behaviour Consultation
- Being mad “makes us dumb”.
- Make a plan.
- Practise to make the best choice ahead of time.
- Use visual prompts (talk less) to support the person having a hard time.
- Adjust the plan as needed and practice again.
5 Unhelpful Responses
- Don’t talk.
- Don’t try to reason, explain, or lecture.
- Don’t shout or use a loud or intense voice
- Don’t respond to oppositional or defiant behaviour.
- Don’t bring up consequences.
- Use visual prompts.
- Take a break.
- Allow thinking time (for both of you) – wait.
- Use a calm and gentle tone of voice.
- Allow more thinking time.
- Have a plan that you have practiced.
- Be quiet but let them know that this is part of the plan, you are not ignoring them.