Predictable

Simon Says

Age: 2-5

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).

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Treasure Hunt

Age: 2-5

Applicable To: Groups or Individuals

CAPPD Concepts: Predictable

What It Is:Have children look for certain objects (yellow star, etc) around the room.  Repeat the activity often.

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Read Stories

Age: 0-5

Applicable To: Groups or Individuals

CAPPD Concepts: Calm, predictable

What It Is:Read age appropriate, familiar books to and with children. Rhythmic books are especially good. See Appendix I for a list of suggested books.

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Make a Safety Plan

Age: 2-5

Applicable To: Groups and individuals

CAPPD Concepts: Attuned, predictable

What It Is: Create and practice safety plans (for fires, hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, school lock-down, etc) and educate children about it. If you are in the midst of disaster or trauma (especially acute, public trauma), inform children that the school, institution, or other authority is working to keep them safe; emphasize the plan.

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