Learn about EVERY part of our Calming Corner Kit and why it’s essential.
User Facilitation Guide
What is it? The guide is a 36-page booklet that explains every component of the kit. The guide details what breathing strategies do for our brains and breaks down common uses for each fidget inside the sensory toolkit. It also gives fun activity ideas to help with introducing and engaging your child. And addresses frequently asked questions.
Why is it important? The facilitation guide provides you with multiple strategies to effectively help your child use the Calming Corner space. It also provides you with an explanation of the importance of breathing, self-awareness, and self-regulation.
Visuals – Poster set
What is it? A 5 piece visual set that consist of: 2 – Breathing posters (8.5×11), 1 – Customizable/Dry Erase Calming Corner Title Poster (8x10in), 1 – 5 Steps to Calm Student Poster (4.25×11), 1 – Remember to Breathe Que/Break Card (5×7 laminated), 1 – Clear Vinyl Envelope (9×12)
Why is it important? Visuals are essential, as they help create a system within your classroom for the actual use of the Calming Corner space. With the 5 Steps to Calm, students can be reminded of the expectations and goals while in the Calming Corner space. The visuals also provide students with multiple breathing strategies that can assist them in self-regulation and de-escalation.
Sensory & Fidget Toolkit
What is it? A 7 piece fidget kit that consist of: 1- Flour Stress Ball, 1- Bubble Pop It, 1- Liquid Motion Timer, 1- Infinity Cube, 3- Large Stretchy Strings, 1- Plastic Storage Tote with latch
Why is it important? Sensory and Fidget tools provide students with tangible tools that can stimulate various senses and thus help to redirect undesired behaviors and reduce stress/anxiety. The use of fidgets allows students to have a safe and appropriate outlet for self-regulation and de-escalation.
Flexible Seating Option
What is it? A 15-inch vinyl memory foam cushion with an easy-to-use handle. The vinyl allows the cushion to be wiped down for easy sanitation, and the handle allows for easy transportation.
Why is it important? The portable cushion allows the Calming Corner space to be mobile if necessary for your class structure. It also promotes flexibility and comfort, which is essential when relaxing and de-escalating—flexible seating increases oxygen flow to the brain, and blood flow.
Emotions Puzzle Dice & Feelings Dry Erase Board
What is it? 6pc EVA foam puzzle dice with 6 different emotions; happy, sad, angry, worried, surprised, scared. 1- Double-sided Dry Erase Board with “I feel…” “I want to feel…” interactive front. 1- Dry Erase marker with magnetic top, 1- Dry erase magnetic Eraser, 2- Magnetic buttons.
Why is it important? The interactive dry erase board allows students to practice self-awareness and goal-setting by asking them what their current emotion is. Students can draw or write how they feel while being redirected to think about how they would like to feel. The back of the dry erase is blank, which allows students to draw or write as a self-regulation strategy. The Emotion puzzle dice will enable students to use the puzzle as a de-escalation strategy while also identifying with the characters and emotions on the die.