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C4P 31 – Settle the Children – Part 2 of 9


Bible Passage: Luke 18:15-17

This is Part 2 of a 9 part series entitled: 

“Practical Tips to Survive COVID Education Days at Home.”

If you are a parent who was intending to send your child to school full time but are thrust into educating at home either full time or part time, this is for you. 

If you are a parent of a child with special challenges of any kind, this is for you. 

If you are the parent who was fully intending to teach your child at home, this is for you. 

In other words – if you are a parent, period. This is for you!

This podcast is the second in a series of 9 strategy tips. These 9 strategies are meant to help educating your children in these pandemic times not only doable but also enjoyable. 

This Podcast, the 2nd in the series, is entitled, “Settle the Children.”

So, tune in to a conversation with Tom and Julie about three steps to “Settle the Children” 

Calming techniques for the children. 

These ideas are good for all children –

  • those who have special challenges and 
  • those more typically developing children. 

Whether your children have notable sensory issues or not, they can be calmed by the following activities at any time of day:

Physical Activities: 

  • Deep massages of arms and legs. 
  • Couch cushion sandwich and/or burrito roll. 
  • Jumping jacks.
  • Run around the outside of your house.
  • Walk on a treadmill.
  • Jump on a mini-trampoline.

Music. Play classical music

Sensory input:

Flexible seating. 

  • exercise ball 
  • bean bag chair, 
  • Movin’ Sit Jr. Inflatable Seat Cushion, 
  • pillows, 
  • cushions from the couch. 

Cozy spaces to crawl into and lie or sit in.

Sensory input through the hands:

  • Hand fidget tools
  • Watery beads sensory toys, 
  • Sensory Stixx hand fidget
  • non-sticky hand putty 

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