5 Incredibly Fun GAMES to Teach Self-Regulation (Self-Control) | Social Emotional Learning

5 Incredibly Fun GAMES to Teach Self-Regulation (Self-Control) | Social Emotional Learning

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-regulation, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success. People with strong social-emotional skills are better able to cope with everyday challenges and benefit academically, professionally, and socially.

Teaching kids to have self-regulation is one of the most important character traits we can teach. Experts believe that kids who master self-regulation become masters of their learning, are more critical thinkers, and make healthier choices; and the benefits are life-long.

As parents, I am sure we have observed that little kids have very minimal self-regulation and older kids have some! We adults have developed this self-regulation over time. While it is something that develops as we mature, should we leave the ability to self-regulate up to nature alone, or is there something we could do at home to help kids develop or strengthen this important skill? Some exciting research says self-regulation is something kids can learn. And the best part? It can be taught through play.

Note: I’ve interchangeable used the terms self-regulation and self-control only for the sake of understanding. As Dr. Stuart Shanker says, “There is a profound difference between self-regulation and self-control. Self-control is about inhibiting strong impulses; self-regulation, reducing the frequency and intensity of strong impulses by managing stress-load and recovery. In fact, self-regulation is what makes self-control possible, or, in many cases, unnecessary. The reason lies deep inside the brain.”

* ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ (๐—ข๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ) * – I’ve made a follow-up video with 5 more research proven games to help develop self-regulation in kids (https://youtu.be/TkPwr_plwhU)
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OTHER AWESOME GAMES TO IMPROVE SELF-REGULATION (SELF-CONTROL)

1. My Feelings Game. Fun Educational Family Game to Help Kids Express Their Emotions and Learn self Regulation. Endorsed by Dr Temple Grandin and Other World Renown clinicians and Educators: https://amzn.to/2NnmRXn

2. Social Emotional Games NoWaries S.T.O.R.M. | Best Educational Learning Resources for Kids & Adults | Emotional Awareness, Control, & Vocabulary: https://amzn.to/2QgbPpe

3. Mad Dragon: An Anger Control Card Game | Designed for children aged 6 to 12 | Fun & therapeutic card game teaching anger control: https://amzn.to/2LDx6ER

4. Go Fish: Swimming Toward Self Control | This game addresses the importance self-control and impulse control during school, home, and after-school activities | Designed for children aged 4 to 12: https://amzn.to/32Po2Cz
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50 Comments

  1. preeti singh on December 2, 2021 at 7:12 am

    Thank you for sharing. I am working on some lesson plans for children and this is great input. Thank you. Wanted to check if these activities are copy right.



  2. OT Closet on December 2, 2021 at 7:15 am

    what application/program did you use for this video?



  3. Jennifer Jelavich on December 2, 2021 at 7:15 am

    Great ideas. Thank you!



  4. Qihua Wu on December 2, 2021 at 7:16 am

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  5. Hannah alcalde on December 2, 2021 at 7:16 am

    Red light Green Light, Squid Game just came into my mind XD



  6. Shiba on December 2, 2021 at 7:17 am

    asaan na mga students sa apec dito



  7. Muffin0nMars on December 2, 2021 at 7:17 am

    If only this video was in Spanish and chinese



  8. SonicMarioRoblox35 on December 2, 2021 at 7:17 am

    2:29
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    โญ•๐Ÿ”บ๏ธ๐ŸŸฅ



  9. Brianna Mason on December 2, 2021 at 7:19 am

    Oh my I was extremely discouraged today and this video has given me a lot of hope! My LO is 4 and is struggling at school with self regulation. I will definitely be trying these games. Thanks for creating an awesome video



  10. Joany James on December 2, 2021 at 7:21 am

    This is very good, thanks for sharing!



  11. Sam Buss on December 2, 2021 at 7:22 am

    what do you recommend for two years olds?



  12. Yuen Lam on December 2, 2021 at 7:23 am

    Is it possible to email me the PowerPoint/hard copy for this video? This video is so helpful for me.



  13. ryou onuki on December 2, 2021 at 7:25 am

    Games,



  14. Kreative Leadership on December 2, 2021 at 7:26 am

    * ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ (๐—ข๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ) * – I’ve made a follow-up video with 5 more research proven games to help develop self-regulation in kids (https://youtu.be/TkPwr_plwhU)



  15. Bernadette Prasad on December 2, 2021 at 7:26 am

    Disappointed this is not a video I can multitask with…. I will have to come back and rewatch. Please talk through your videos ….it helps busy working parents. Can’t unload a reload the dishwasher to this



  16. Arun Kumar on December 2, 2021 at 7:27 am

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  17. Eman Ali Ch. on December 2, 2021 at 7:27 am

    My child has all these symptoms. I thought its ADHD problem



  18. Miss J on December 2, 2021 at 7:28 am

    Thank you! Will definitely use for my preschoolers.



  19. MARCIO MARTINS on December 2, 2021 at 7:29 am

    great video. a little disappointed you only mention strategies for young learners. any recourses out there for older students ?



  20. Natalia Sepรบlveda on December 2, 2021 at 7:29 am

    My son loves playing the game of freeze. This is a great video!



  21. Michelle Gregersen on December 2, 2021 at 7:29 am

    Red Light, Green Light also teaches children how to handle disappointment when they get sent back to start. Going to see a few temper tantrums (perhaps) before they realize that life’s little set backs are no big deal usually.



  22. VICKY ISABEL MAYORGA SANCHEZ on December 2, 2021 at 7:30 am

    in spanish please???



  23. LaToria Richardson on December 2, 2021 at 7:32 am

    ๐Ÿ‘



  24. Rio Bird on December 2, 2021 at 7:33 am

    We used to play a lot of these games when we were kids, even in school. Thatโ€™s why many of us with ADHD didnโ€™t get diagnosed until mid adulthood. We learned how to self regulate thrift games. Kids nowadays donโ€™t have these things since theyโ€™re so addicted to electronics and especially now with the plandemic they canโ€™t even get close to each other



  25. Virra P. on December 2, 2021 at 7:33 am

    I am a behavioral specialist and was asked to prepare for home activity and I find this, very timely. Thank you so much for sharing this. I’ll subscribe now! ๐Ÿ˜



  26. amany soliman on December 2, 2021 at 7:34 am

    that was very helpful



  27. pinkette on December 2, 2021 at 7:36 am

    Would this help with adhd and neuro atypical kids?



  28. Let's talk-@ Dr Manisha Malhotra on December 2, 2021 at 7:36 am


  29. MILDRED MARQUEZ on December 2, 2021 at 7:37 am

    Nice games to help our children control their undesirable emotions..



  30. Emily Rivers on December 2, 2021 at 7:41 am

    This is perfect! This reminds me of a wonderful personalized book i bought for one of of my children, the name is โ€œHow are you today?โ€ From LionStory. The book explores the different new emotions w child might go through and help them handle them. It was created in collaboration with a child psychologist because raising emotionally intelligent children is one of the best things you can do as a parent. โค๏ธ



  31. Tasnia Mahfuj on December 2, 2021 at 7:41 am

    I like your excellent content most



  32. Butterfly Beginnings Counseling on December 2, 2021 at 7:41 am

    Love these tips! Will begin using some in my practice



  33. Khushi_5787 on December 2, 2021 at 7:42 am

    I think so
    Ya sab age ka child ko hota hai 15 years ka bhi students ko hota hai ๐Ÿ™ƒ



  34. Amazonbox on December 2, 2021 at 7:43 am

    cool video i like it



  35. s on December 2, 2021 at 7:45 am

    very good again valuable video from india . Iam seeing most of the therapist and teachers and their videos are very good and practical compared to US



  36. Qihua Wu on December 2, 2021 at 7:46 am

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  37. Emily Amunyela on December 2, 2021 at 7:46 am

    Thank you for the good ideas you initiated..i will definitely try most of these.



  38. Marissa Chavez on December 2, 2021 at 7:46 am

    OH these are amazing ideas! Thank you!



  39. relax96 on December 2, 2021 at 7:47 am

    Yeah , and my gf is 29



  40. rio dcn on December 2, 2021 at 7:48 am

    Squid gameee ๐Ÿ˜…Red light green light



  41. Angie S on December 2, 2021 at 7:51 am

    I love this! Such great info.



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  43. Kornelia Shikongo on December 2, 2021 at 7:52 am

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  44. Smyrna on December 2, 2021 at 7:56 am

    Self-control is not just a matter of holding back from doing wrong; it includes doing what is necessary, even when this is not particularly exciting or fun. It is important for your child to learn how to establish priorities and stick to them. Have your child do the important things first. For example, he should put homework before recreation



  45. Gina Belanger on December 2, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Good ideas, but the metronome out of time with the music made my hair fall out and my eyeballs bleed. This video is not for musicians. Or people with hearing.



  46. Shie H. on December 2, 2021 at 8:02 am

    This is so great.



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  49. ChippyChick on December 2, 2021 at 8:11 am

    These were the games I grew up with in the 1960โ€™s BC (before computers) ๐Ÿ˜œ



  50. Tasnia Mahfuj on December 2, 2021 at 8:11 am

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