Helping children manage their emotions is not an easy task. Many classrooms have a place for children to work through their feelings in a safe place, like a preschool calm down area. Calm down areas are cozy places with manipulatives and tools that aid children in managing their big emotions.

Having this area in your classroom is important, but so is teaching children how to use it!

See how I use anchor charts, created during whole group time, in the calm down area to aid in managing big emotions!