What is a “Calming Corner?”

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What is a “Calming Corner?”

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?

  • Headphones
  • Books
  • 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
  • Bubbles