A peek inside a reader’s play space…
Instead of using a traditional time out that isolates the child I have made a calming “Chill Out” space in our house where my son can go to recentre, reconnect, calm down and simply chill out. The space is full of calming smells, colours and activities, as well as some that help release pent up emotions.
The basic idea is that it will help diffuse situations before they escalate into chaos and it will provide an appropriate avenue for release of pent up emotions or frustration and teach that its ok to feel that way, but you have a choice what to do with these feelings. It is a relaxed atmosphere with activities, sounds, objects and smells that help relax the mind.
Read more about this remarkable space, here at Adventures At Home With Mum. Renee’s post includes a great list of suggestions for items to keep in a Chill Out Space.
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