Mood Toolbox: Strategies To Empower Children

Mood Toolbox: Strategies To Empower Children

Mood toolbox is a practical intervention for parents, teachers and practitioners that will positively support children with learning how to effectively regulate their moods and emotions. This program was developed by Natalie Clarke with the assistance of her friend, a behaviour specialist (40 years experience) to help Natalie’s son with ASD. The intervention assists Ben in understanding his own emotions and has empowered him to select strategies from the toolbox to use when needed. He has become more independent in his choices of how he regulates his emotions. Natalie has three degrees, including a Masters in Special Education and over 30 years experience teaching in Public, State and Autistic Schools. Over the years, Natalie has assisted many children in learning how to regulate their own emotions. Mood toolbox is a practical approach and can be used individually or in the whole class environment. It is especially helpful for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Social Emotional Disorder (SED). A fun character affectionately called Moodzie helps to encourage children to recognize their own moods. Each Moodzie has a colour that represents different moods, such as red for anger, blue for sadness etc. Learning to navigate the emotional roads of children can be challenging, but for the impacted children, discerning and working through their own moods can be even more trying. Some children may not know how to communicate their feelings, but with the Mood Tool Box, their moods can be explored through Moodzie’s various adventure stories and other support materials. Visit our website to learn all about additional strategies from experts around the world that can help with emotional regulation and moods. Also, discover where to download our books and apps. Additional materials such as certificates, activities and stickers are available from our site to further help children choose happy. www.lifelearningapps.com/mood-toolbox/
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Thinking Skills for Paragraph Writing: Improve your students writing skills

Thinking Skills for Paragraph Writing: Improve your students writing skills

This document is developed by a learning support teacher to assist teachers with improving students' thinking and writing skills. The PDF document includes the following: (1) Thinking skill strategies (2)Pre-writing strategies i.e. brainstorming, group work, vocabulary and comprehension activities. (3) Strategies for building success (4) Note talking strategies i.e. modelling and frames. (5) Constructing Paragraphs using mnemonics and conjunctions i.e. descriptive, compare-contrast, cause-effect, problem-solution paragraphs. Best wishes with helping your students to improve their writing skills. Together we can make a difference!
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Mood Toolbox  & Poster Bundle

Mood Toolbox & Poster Bundle

This program was developed by Natalie Clarke with the assistance from her friend, a behaviour specialist (40 years experience) to help Natalie’s son with ASD. The intervention assists Ben in understanding his own emotions and has empowered him to select strategies from the toolbox to use when needed. He has become more independent in his choices of how he regulates his emotions. Natalie has three degrees, including a Masters in Special Education and over 30 years experience teaching in Public, State and Autistic Schools. Over the years, Natalie has assisted many children in learning how to regulate their own emotions. Mood toolbox is a practical approach and can be used individually or in the whole class environment. It is especially helpful for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Social Emotional Disorder (SED). A fun character affectionately called Moodzie helps to encourage children to recognize their own moods. Each Moodzie has a color that represents different moods, such as red for anger, blue for sadness etc. Learning to navigate the emotional roads of children can be challenging, but for the impacted children, discerning and working through their own moods can be even more trying. Some children may not know how to communicate their feelings, but with the Mood Tool Box, their moods can be explored through Moodzie’s various adventure stories and other support materials. Included in this resources is a series three Mood Tool Box Adventure Stories: 1. Moodzie Chooses Happy 2. Moodzie Gets Agro 3. Moodzie Blues Moodzie is happy most of the time. However, antennae makes Moodzie very sensitive to the world. Come on a journey with Moodzie to discover all about moods and the strategies to make Moodzie happy again.” In additon this includes all posters that can be printed and displayed in larger sizes. Visit our website to learn all about additional strategies from experts around the world that can help with emotional regulation and moods. Also discover where to download our free app. Additional materials such as certificates, activities and stickers are available from our site to further help children choose happy. For more details visit our website: www.lifelearningapps.com/mood-toolbox/
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Dolphin board game: Fun way to teach children about dolphins

Dolphin board game: Fun way to teach children about dolphins

Created by a teacher and children's book author and app developer, this resource will inspire children to discover more about dolphins. This resource can be a stand-alone game or be used to support the “Where’s the dolphin?” app and books. Package Contents printable both in Colour and Black and White: A3 size Board Game A3 size Impact and Dolphin Cards A4 size Instructions Game Pieces: Mermaids and Treasure Chests
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Book: Where's the Turtle?

Book: Where's the Turtle?

Travellers James and Joy embark on an island adventure at the very top of Australia. After visiting Thursday Island’s rich cultural and historical sites, they meet a green sea turtle. Will the children be able to help their new friend Sandy complete her quest in the Torres Strait? Come on an adventure to find the turtle!
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Dragon in a Flap- Emotional Regulation for Autism & Beyond

Dragon in a Flap- Emotional Regulation for Autism & Beyond

Are you working with children who have challenges with perspective taking or regulating their emotions? 'Dragon in a flap' is designed by a Special Education specialist for use in mainstream and special education classrooms. This valuable resource can be used in and out of the classroom to particularly help older children with Autism (ASD) to regulate and manage their behavior. Teachers, principals and behaviour staff can utilise 'Dragon in a flap' within the debriefing process. Students will gain insight into their own behaviour and the behaviour of others, after challenging situations arise. In addition, 'Dragon in a Flap' also includes strategies to teach story writing and the fantasy genre. Students learn all about the elements of good story writing in a structured manner. Aimed at upper primary and high school, this resource will capture your student's interest and at the same time teach them valuable life skills.
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Book: Where's the Reindeer?

Book: Where's the Reindeer?

Rub the snow globe and embark on a Christmas adventure. Where's the Reindeer is a magical story to teach children how to care for reindeer and the environment. Together we can make a difference! "It is the night before Christmas and there is just one challenge. Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer has simply vanished! How will all the children around the world receive their presents? It's a foggy Christmas Eve and Rudolf is needed to guide Santa's sleigh with his shiny nose." Where's the Reindeer?  is an action-packed adventure story that will keep children entertained. Download the supporting free resources from our site to learn more . They'll learn vital lessons about Christmas traditions and where Santa lives The resources introduce key educational concepts with data and facts. There are also images to color in and awesome backgrounds to use on the phone or iPad.  Because children will learn without even realizing it, the book and free resources foster an interest in science and environment that can last a lifetime. Come on an adventure to find the Reindeer? What will you discover when you jump into the magical snow globe?
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Book: Where's the bunny?

Book: Where's the bunny?

That’s very strange! All of the eggs that James and Joy carefully painted have simply vanished. The only clue left is a fluffy yellow feather! Will the children be able to find all the eggs in time for the Easter Celebration? “Enliven children's imaginations and teach them important facts about one of nature's cutest creatures.” Written and illustrated by a school teacher with facts provided by the Rabbit House Society in the US, Where's the Bunny is book that children of all ages are sure to enjoy. While it's Easter-themed, it's sure to become a favorite that kids will want to revisit throughout the year.
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Book Binding and Paper Marbling

Book Binding and Paper Marbling

Teach your students how to create their own bound books for the stories that they write. This instructional resource shows the step by step process of book binding and paper marbling. Paper marbling is a design technique that produces patterns similar to marble or other stones. Paint or dye is floated in water and patterns result when fabric or paper is submerged. It is an age-old technique that is used as a writing surface for calligraphy and especially book covers and endpapers in book binding and stationery. Book binding is the process of assembling a book by hand. It results from sewing a number of folded sheets of paper or other material together and attaching it to a book cover. Teach these unique processes so that students can appreciate the importance of holding a book that they have made in their hands!
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Cooking & Presenting: Afternoon Tea

Cooking & Presenting: Afternoon Tea

This unit has been designed for 8 to 16-year-old students to plan, develop and present an afternoon tea to invited guests. This is very visual so can be used for students with disabilities. Planning: Discover what is an afternoon tea. Plan an afternoon for guests Cooking Practices and Techniques: 1. Learn all about safety and hygiene in the kitchen. 2. Plan, make and evaluate biscuits, cakes, scones and a variety of sandwiches. Craft Activities: 1.Create a handmade invitation
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Poster: How Big is Your Challenge?

Poster: How Big is Your Challenge?

This resource is available to be printed in full colour and also in black and white. It is a visual reminder that can assist children in learning how to calm and chill out! Designed in conjunction with the Mood Toolbox: Strategies to Empower Children this poster assists teachers, practitioners and parents in guiding children to understand and regulate their challenging mood changes. This will particularly help a child to reflect on their behaviour.
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Poster: My Steps  (Goal Plan)

Poster: My Steps (Goal Plan)

This resource is available to be printed in full colour and also in black and white. It is a visual reminder that can assist children in learning how to calm and chill out! Designed in conjunction with the Mood Toolbox: Strategies to Empower Children this poster assists teachers, practitioners and parents in guiding children to understand and regulate their challenging mood changes. This will particularly help a child to reflect on their behaviour.
natclarke
Mood Toolbox  & Poster Bundle

Mood Toolbox & Poster Bundle

This program was developed by Natalie Clarke with the assistance from her friend, a behaviour specialist (40 years experience) to help Natalie’s son with ASD. The intervention assists Ben in understanding his own emotions and has empowered him to select strategies from the toolbox to use when needed. He has become more independent in his choices of how he regulates his emotions. Natalie has three degrees, including a Masters in Special Education and over 30 years experience teaching in Public, State and Autistic Schools. Over the years, Natalie has assisted many children in learning how to regulate their own emotions. Mood toolbox is a practical approach and can be used individually or in the whole class environment. It is especially helpful for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Social Emotional Disorder (SED). A fun character affectionately called Moodzie helps to encourage children to recognize their own moods. Each Moodzie has a color that represents different moods, such as red for anger, blue for sadness etc. Learning to navigate the emotional roads of children can be challenging, but for the impacted children, discerning and working through their own moods can be even more trying. Some children may not know how to communicate their feelings, but with the Mood Tool Box, their moods can be explored through Moodzie’s various adventure stories and other support materials. Included in this resources is a series three Mood Tool Box Adventure Stories: 1. Moodzie Chooses Happy 2. Moodzie Gets Agro 3. Moodzie Blues Moodzie is happy most of the time. However, antennae makes Moodzie very sensitive to the world. Come on a journey with Moodzie to discover all about moods and the strategies to make Moodzie happy again.” In additon this includes all posters that can be printed and displayed in larger sizes. Visit our website to learn all about additional strategies from experts around the world that can help with emotional regulation and moods. Also discover where to download our free app. Additional materials such as certificates, activities and stickers are available from our site to further help children choose happy. For more details visit our website: www.lifelearningapps.com/mood-toolbox/
natclarke
Thinking Skills for Paragraph Writing: Improve your students writing skills

Thinking Skills for Paragraph Writing: Improve your students writing skills

This document is developed by a learning support teacher to assist teachers with improving students' thinking and writing skills. The PDF document includes the following: (1) Thinking skill strategies (2)Pre-writing strategies i.e. brainstorming, group work, vocabulary and comprehension activities. (3) Strategies for building success (4) Note talking strategies i.e. modelling and frames. (5) Constructing Paragraphs using mnemonics and conjunctions i.e. descriptive, compare-contrast, cause-effect, problem-solution paragraphs. Best wishes with helping your students to improve their writing skills. Together we can make a difference!
natclarke
I need a Break Cards

I need a Break Cards

Printable time out cards! Three cards are on one page for easy printing.This resource is available to be printed in full colour and also in black and white. It is a visual reminder that can assist children in learning how to calm and chill out! Designed in conjunction with the Mood Toolbox: Strategies to Empower Children this poster assists teachers, practitioners and parents in guiding children to understand and regulate their challenging mood changes. This will particularly help a child to reflect on their behaviour.
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Poster: Strategies for a Happy Mood

Poster: Strategies for a Happy Mood

This resource is available to be printed in full colour and also in black and white. It is a visual reminder that can assist children in learning how to calm and chill out! Designed in conjunction with the Mood Toolbox: Strategies to Empower Children this poster assists teachers, practitioners and parents in guiding children to understand and regulate their challenging mood changes. This will particularly help a child to reflect on their behaviour.
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Poster: Volcano Moodzie

Poster: Volcano Moodzie

This resource is available to be printed in full colour and also in black and white. It is a visual reminder that can assist children in learning how to calm and chill out! Designed in conjunction with the Mood Toolbox: Strategies to Empower Children this poster, assists teachers, practitioners and parents in guiding children to understand and regulate their challenging mood changes.
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Poster: Mood Toolbox Intervention

Poster: Mood Toolbox Intervention

This resource is available to be printed in full color and also in black and white. It is a visual reminder that can assist children in learning how to calm and chill out!. Designed in conjunction with the Mood Toolbox: Strategies to Empower Children this poster, "Intervention" assists teachers, practitioners and parents in guiding children to understand and regulate their challenging mood changes.
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Poster: Positive Strategies

Poster: Positive Strategies

This resource is available to be printed in full colour and also in black and white. It is a visual reminder that can assist children in learning how to calm and chill out! Designed in conjunction with the Mood Toolbox: Strategies to Empower Children this poster assists teachers, practitioners and parents in guiding children to understand and regulate their challenging mood changes. This will particularly help a child to reflect on their behaviour.
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Poster: My Safe Place

Poster: My Safe Place

This resource is available to be printed in full colour and also in black and white. It is a visual reminder that can assist children in learning how to calm and chill out! Designed in conjunction with the Mood Toolbox: Strategies to Empower Children this poster, assists teachers, practitioners and parents in guiding children to understand and regulate their challenging mood changes.
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Poster: Strategies for Compassion

Poster: Strategies for Compassion

This resource is available to be printed in full colour and also in black and white. It is a visual reminder that can assist children in learning how to calm and chill out! Designed in conjunction with the Mood Toolbox: Strategies to Empower Children this poster, assists teachers, practitioners and parents in guiding children to understand and regulate their challenging mood changes.
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Poster:Strategies for Breathing

Poster:Strategies for Breathing

This resource is available to be printed in full colour and also in black and white. It is a visual reminder that can assist children in learning how to calm and chill out! Designed in conjunction with the Mood Toolbox: Strategies to Empower Children this poster, assists teachers, practitioners and parents in guiding children to understand and regulate their challenging mood changes.
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Poster: Mindful Strategies

Poster: Mindful Strategies

This resource is available to be printed in full colour and also in black and white. It is a visual reminder that can assist children in learning how to calm and chill out! Designed in conjunction with the Mood Toolbox: Strategies to Empower Children this poster assists teachers, practitioners and parents in guiding children to understand and regulate their challenging mood changes. This will particularly help a child to reflect on their behaviour.
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Poster: Create Strategies

Poster: Create Strategies

This resource is available to be printed in full colour and also in black and white. It is a visual reminder that can assist children in learning how to calm and chill out! Designed in conjunction with the Mood Toolbox: Strategies to Empower Children this poster, assists teachers, practitioners and parents in guiding children to understand and regulate their challenging mood changes.
natclarke