Zones of Regulation

Page Updated 20th May 2022


Free Downloadable Resources - Supporting the Zones Curriculum


Recommended Resources

STLS 5Recommended Resources

CalmCALM DOWN CORNER: Self-Regulation Classroom Behaviour Management Mindfulness Kit
The Calm Corner Toolbox invites students to use self-regulation coping skills and calming strategies when they are feeling upset, sad, impulsive, distracted or worried in class.
MappingEmotional Regulation BODY MAPPING (Recognising Body Reactions to Feelings)
These interactive emotional body mapping worksheets provide a way to increase body awareness and emotional regulation skills. 
EmotionsEmotions Feelings Teaching Resources Ks1 Ks2 Behaviour Display Lego Theme 
A4 emotions posters – 9 posters each with a standing Lego person
Feelings18 Feelings Posters with Body Language and Facial Expressions
18 Feelings Posters in Colour and Black and White show how a person's body language and facial expressions change with different feelings and emotions. 
HeavyHeavy Work Poster- Classroom
Proprioception activities such as heavy work can be calming for students with autism or sensory regulation difficulties.
Black sheepInformal Assessment of Communication Skills
This pack provides activities that enable an informal assessment to be made of a child’s emotional literacy.
Self controlSelf-Control to the Rescue! Super Powers to Help Kids Through the Tough Stuff in Everyday Life
The self-control superhero is back! This time, they've come prepared with simple strategies to tackle the difficult emotions and challenges of everyday life, this guide will help children stay on track and save the day! 
Self regulationSelf-Regulation Interventions and Strategies: Keeping the Body, Mind & Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders
Sensory strategiesSensory strategies: Practical ways to help children and young people with autism learn and achieve
Children circle 1528995Student Movement Breaks
This resource can be used for the classroom, or to support the learning needs of individual students. 
Staying awesomeThe Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control: Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses
Packed with simple ideas to regulate the emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control! 
ZonesThe Zones of Regulation
The Zones of Regulation is a curriculum geared towards helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem-solving abilities.
Zones 2Zones of Regulation Coping Skills 
A visual to support students to recognise their feelings and find ways to manage their feelings. 
ZonesZones of Self-Regulation Book - visual supports 
Zones to Self-Regulation book for Behaviour Management. These tools are individually accessible for students to use.
ExecutiveExecutive Functioning Join  for free and download this free executive functioning poster which highlights each specific executive functioning skill. 
PinterestFree Visual Support Downloads on Pinterest
Regulation booksThe Zones of Regulation Storybook Set
Zones things to try CThe Zones of Regulation: Tools to Try Cards for Kids
Zones things to try YPThe Zones of Regulation: Tools to Try Cards for Tweens & Teens
OximeterPulse Rate Measurement, Heart Rate Monitor, Finger Oxygen Saturation Monitor with LED Display for Adults and Children
Great Resource to help the C/YP match their feelings to the heart's response. 

Signposting - Resources & Information

Below is a list of organisations that provide additional information/resources relating to Emotional Regulation.

If any of the details below require updating or amending, let us know
Please be aware that the organisations listed on this page are provided for information purposes only, and are not endorsed or recommended by STLS. You should always ensure that any service, activity, or therapy that you are considering for your child / young person is appropriate to their needs. 

STLS 5Signposting

Hes extrordinaryHe's Extraordinary for Zones Resources
Social ThinkingSocial thinking
Zones introThe Zones of Regulation Curriculum
Ot toolboxThe OT Toolbox for lots of Zones of Regulation Ideas and resources
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