SEL (“EQ”) Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, October 19th & 20th
“Practicing Self-Calming Skills”
This is the time of year when we focus on our self calming skills… With each night falling earlier, and Halloween decorations like jack-o-lanterns, spiders, and skeletons, it can be a scary time of year for little ones. It’s important to teach self-calming skills so children can reassure themselves amidst all the excitement and change.
A child may find comfort in a stuffed toy or a blanket, in a song or memory or thought. A child may know to take a deep breath, ask for a hug, or distract him or herself with a favorite activity.
Please send your child to school ready to share, or demonstrate how s/he finds comfort and calm. Maybe another child finds reassurance in the same way, so feelings are validated and relationships are strengthened in this EQ opportunity.