Regulated and Ready Basic Tool Kit

We put together a free basic tool kit to help you help others!

The Regulated and Ready Basic Tool Kit supports sensory modulation and self-awareness. We help you teach children (and adults) how to use sensory tools and sensory input to support self-regulation.

These activities are easily adjusted to click with children and adults of all ages and ability levels. By supporting social-emotional development, we can help people connect with each other and develop strong relationships!

The videos below will walk you through how to use this packet. We can help people be regulated and ready to learn and thrive!


How to Use the Regulated and Ready Basic Tool Kit

I hope that this Regulated and Ready Basic Tool Kit helps you and your family connect! 

We all have days, weeks, or even years that are really hard. We recorded this training to meet you and your family where you are at. We want to help you as a parent, teacher, or therapist feel better equipped to support your children with self-awareness and self-regulation.

Breaking these activities down into concrete steps and manageable chunks, we are here to support you on your journey.

Regulated and Ready Part 1: Getting Ready

In part one, I talk about getting ready to learn about self regulation using sensory input. I will take you through some quick exercises to help you put on your own oxygen mask before attempting to help your family members.  This 11-minute clip will give you an overview of how to help your family survive during hard times.
Regulated and Ready Part 2: How to Use the Basic Tool Kit and Self Check In Activity

In this part, we go over the general principles of how to implement the Regulated and Ready Basic Tool Kit.  With ideas for parents, teachers, and therapists, the video will help you prepare.  Sarah and I also go over the first activity in the tool kit, a self check in that is as "grab and go" as they come.  We also talk about how to adapt the activity to click with children and adults of all ability levels.
Regulated and Ready Part 3: Regulated and Ready for What?

Regulated and Ready for what? We use a strengths and interests based approach to play a fun family game that facilitates a conversation about why we want to get regulated and ready. Part 3 also includes an activity to explore what regulated and ready looks like in more depth.
Regulated and Ready Part 4: What if my child is not regulated and ready?

What do I do if my child is not regulated and ready? We talk about sensory regulation strategies, making your own sensory tools, movement apps and websites, and wonderful sensory books!
Regulated and Ready Part 5: Deep Learning When We Are Not Regulated and Ready

In this final part of the Regulated and Ready series, Robyn Chu talks about the deep learning that happens when we are not regulated and ready.  

"When I say regulated and ready to learn, I mean ready to learn from other people. There can be a deeper learning, a powerful learning that happens when we are not regulated. When we are off track, when we are stuck in the mud, we learn things about ourselves that we don’t learn in a classroom. These rich lessons about regulation are birthed during the times of not being regulated. We are not broken during seasons of stuck in the mud and off track and then all of a sudden magically healed and all better during regulated and ready times. The richness of life comes from the flow between and experiences across all the seasons."
~Robyn Chu, Owner of Growing Healthy Children Therapy Services
Virtual Self Regulation Groups!

If you would like your child to learn about self regulation with the support of our team from the safety of your home, sign up for our virtual self regulation groups! Click here for more details.
Our Bigger Vision: The Regulated and Ready Social Emotional Learning Curriculum

What is social-emotional learning (SEL)?

  • Positive relationships with others, understanding and managing emotions, and keeping the body calm and focused when faced with a challenge are all examples of social-emotional skills. These skills are foundational for one’s success and overall health and wellness that continue to evolve throughout life.
  • Social-Emotional Learning is commonly defined as “the process of acquiring the skills to recognize and manage emotions, develop caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging situations effectively” (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, 2005, p. i).
  • CASEL, an avid SEL organization, has categorized social emotional learning (SEL) into five core competencies: self-awareness, social awareness, self management, relationship skill, responsible decision making.

Click here to learn more about the research and our vision!