I love you ritual
The key to using the I love you rituals is in creating a connection with the child through eye contact, touching hands, and repeating nursery rhymes or poems that become familiar to the child and can be used during stressful situations to recreate that connection and help the child calm.

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You can add lavender lotion and massage into the hands and wrists while reciting the poem or rhyme if the child is comfortable with lotion.

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Equipment Needed: favorite nursery rhymes or poems, lavender lotion (optional)

For more activities and discussion related to calming your children and creating stress free environments be sure to check out the rest of April's blog: Being the Calm in the Storm