What is a “Calming Corner?”
A calming corner is a designated space in a home or classroom with the purpose of being a safe place for a child to go when they feel their emotions are running too high and they need to regain their emotional and physical control. This helps a child regain self-regulation and attention necessary for participation.
Tents make great calming corners!
What is helpful to be placed in a calming corner?
- Fidget toys: stress balls, fidget spinners, bubble wrap
- Cushions, pillows, weighted blanket
- Bean bag chair
- A timer for the child to assist in a countdown until they have a calm body and mind
- Stuffed animals