Social Emotional Learning

Hand Model of the Brain/ Flipping Our Lid

Simple, easy-to-understand whiteboard animation to help early Elementary-aged children gain an understanding of the way their brains work to recognize and manage their emotions. This is intended as a beginning resource to help children, parents, educators, and those who work with children to encourage mindfulness, empathy, and emotional regulation.

The Hand/Brain Model included in the video is a concept by Dr. Dan Siegel. More information on "Flipping your Lid" and the Hand/Brain model can be found at You can check out a great video here:

Zones of Regulation

You will hear your learner using "zones" language ("I'm in the green zone"). Here is information on Zones of Regulation.

Breathing Techniques

  • Reduced feelings of anxiety
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Improved sleep
  • Lowered stress levels
  • Increased energy levels
  • Increased focus & calm

Belly breathing:

12 Fun & Easy Deep Breathing Exercises for Kids:

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