The Zones of Regulation- maybe this will help some of your children too...
Today was my son's last day of "Kamp Talkalot".
I saw some definite improvement in terms of his telling me something that happened that morning at camp or something funny another one of his fellow "campers" did that was silly.
It ran for 6 weeks, M-Th mornings. He started to not want to go just this past Tuesday. I think at this point he was just sort of "over it" lol.
Anyway, they taught this method of using "zones" associated with colors to get the children to understand and identify thier mood or feelings, and Donovan took to it really quickly and we use it all the time now at home. Perhaps some of you are familiar with it, but this was the first time I had ever heard of such a thing.
Just last night, he climbed up on my lap and said he was feeling "a little bit" in the "blue" zone, meaning he was sad or tired.
So, I will post the scanned handout here and maybe it will help someone else. :-)