Exited To Learn, www.excited2learn.com Movement Break Cards and Cool & Calm Cards are designed to help ALL children self-regulate so they can feel confident and maximize access to academic curriculum and social relationships.
When starting a new school year, it is very important to give students a chance to get their wiggles or jitters out in a fun, productive way! Our Movement Break Cards and Cool & Calm Cards are designed to help ALL children self-regulate so they can feel confident and maximize access to academic curriculum and social relationships. While these cards are currently available on Teachers Pay Teachers, in early Fall they will also be available to buy in stores. Local teachers, child psychologists and occupational therapists have been piloting them and I am getting rave reviews 🙂
More information on the cards:
For some children it is important to have set movement or calming breaks built into their daily routine to set them up for success. Others can use these on an as-needed basis. They can be used with the whole class, small groups, or individual children.
These Movement & Calming Break cards are designed to help students:
* Manage BIG emotions
* Develop a positive sense of self
* Reduce stress/anxiety
* Develop core strength
* Attend to academic tasks
* Improve concentration/focus
* Maintain focus
* Develop calm-down strategies
* Build resilience
* Identify positive ways to express ALL emotions
Most children love to get up and move. We know how important that is for health and general well being. Our goal is to empower children to learn what their bodies need and to provide them the tools to self-regulate and stay healthy. These break cards are designed to help regulate both over-arousal and under-arousal. They are great for all children, including those with ADHD, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), low muscle tone and sensory processing difficulties.
These cards do not require the assistance of a teacher or classmates. They can help students during transition times, returning from recess, when they are required to be in a class meeting, on rainy days,…. When a student begins to become dysregulated, they help a child return to equilibrium. Our goal is to help students feel calm and confident, so they can maximize access to academic curriculum and social relationships.
How the product works:
Each card has a picture of a child completing the given activity as well as written instructions. Each card also has a key animal so nonreaders can begin to associate the animal with the activity. On the back there are the words “mission completed” along with the animal so the teacher/parent and students can easily assess progress at a glance.
With a Vis A Vis (wet erase marker) you can add details such as repetitions, time,…if you wish. The writing will easily wipe off with a baby wipe or slightly damp paper towel.