Observe natural interactions during daily routines and play.
Ask the child to put an object in a specific spot (e.g., “Put your truck in the toy box.”) or ask the child to get something (e.g., “Go get your shoes.”)
The infant may have a favorite blanket or stuffed toy that helps him self-calm. He seeks out this toy when upset.
Encourage early childhood educators and parents to help the child find calming strategies, such as sitting in a special chair, holding his blanket, or having a stuffed animal. The child needs to learn he can control his own emotions.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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