Zones of Regulation
The Zones of Regulation is a programme that helps children gain skills in regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control, resilience and problem solving abilities. Each activity is designed to help children recognise when they are in different states called “zones,” with each of four zones represented by a different colour.
Children begin to learn how to use strategies or tools to stay in a zone or move from one to another. They explore calming techniques, cognitive strategies, and sensory supports so they will have a toolbox of methods to use to move between zones and therefore understand how to self-regulate.
Learning about emotions, how to read facial expressions and body language, understanding personal triggers and how we can manage them in an appropriate and effective way are all vital skills for all children to develop.
Each child from years 1-6 took part in a series of 18 lessons all based around the zones of regulation. Please look at the powerpoint to learn more and use the resources so that you can use this programme with your child at home and throughout their lives.