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St Joseph's Catholic Voluntary Academy

Hand in hand...with God we learn

Calming Activities

  • roll your child tightly into a towel or blanket
  • bear hugs
  • firm towel rub after bath/shower
  • sit with a pillow/weighted blanket on shoulders or lap
  • fidget toys
  • chewy tubs, chewing gum, gummy bears
  • blowing bubbles
  • swing in a hammock (provides a rhythmic pattern)
  • provide a small box/tent with blankets or cushions for your child to squeeze into to calm and provide a safe space for them.
  • roll on an exercise ball backwards and forwards in a rhythmic pattern to calm
  • Pilates plank