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Toolbox Tool of The Month: Quiet/Safe Place Tool
When life gets stressful, we all need a place to feel safe. A place with some space between ourselves and what is happeninig around us. The Quiet/Safe Place Tool, whether a real location or a place in our imagination, offers your child awareness that a quiet/safe place is available whenever they need it.
Imagining a quiet/safe place or going to a real one reminds our body to relax and reset if needed. I think of it a a mini vacation in your day.
Please see the following videos, exercises and books I have attached so you can practice this tool at home or in the classroom. You get a gold star if you use The Quiet/Safe Place Tooland Breathing Tool together
Books to learn more about the Quiet/Safe Place Tool
Quiet/Place by Douglas Wood
This story explores what it's like to find that special place where we all can think our own thoughts and feel our own feelings.
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
The story takes place in 1939, where 9 year old Cassie Lightfoot wants to be free from her Harlem apartment so she lets her imagination take ownership of her world.
Charlotte and the Quiet Place by Deborah Sosin
Sometimes children need a break from our noisy, overstimulating world. Charlotte and the Quiet Place shows how a child learns and practices mindful breathing on her own and experiences the beauty of silence. All children can relate to the unfolding adventure and message of self-discovery and empowerment.