Applicable To: Groups or Individuals
CAPPD Concepts: Present, predictable, calm
What It Is:Direct the children to do various large motor movements (Simon says: touch your toes, bend over, reach up high, jump up and down, shake your right hand, etc).
Why It Helps: Children who have experienced trauma can have difficulty with higher-level brain functions, such as attending, planning, and organizing. This activity promotes these skills. The physicality of the activity can also help calm some children..