Take Five! Staying Alert at Home and School
Parents, teachers, and therapists love using these activities with their children.
The activities that Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger present are “intended to enhance daily routines and provide sensorimotor strategies for self-regulation (methods to change our levels of alertness through what we see, hear, feel, taste, smell, and how we move).”
You’ll find suggested activities for alerting and calming that encourage children to move, touch, look, and listen. Materials are easy to find or create, and the instructions are clear. Tips for adapting the activities and the authors’ observations while using the activities with children of differing abilities are also included.