Transition Kit for the classroom
Brilliant new resource to help alleviate fear and anxiety over transitions. Help children to understand what change will be taking place and what they need to do. The kit also includes resources to support worry and anxiety.
We all feel vulnerable when we are faced with change. It can be daunting for children changing class or even schools. This classroom kit has been designed to provide resources for small group work to discuss change and transition and to plan for what will happen and what the child needs to do.
The kit comes with 5 dual dry wipe boards, the left hand side is for recording ‘Making a change… What’s going to happen?’ the right hand side moves towards the smiley face ‘Making a change … What do I need to do?’.
Help alleviate children’s worries and anxiety by planning for change together and identify how the children feel now, and may feel in September by using the 5 x Making a change, how do I feel fans. Also included is a planning tool to support children to know how to organise themselves ‘Let’s get organised’ fan.
In the kit, we include a selection of fans with useful suggestions such as ‘What do I do if I feel worried’, ‘What can I do to calm down’ and ‘Telling someone you feel worried’ fans.
Additionally we have two tools to support the steps of transition. The visual transition tool can be used to identify 6 stages of transition and comes with it’s own set of mini dry wipe boards to record personalised transition programmes. The Dry Wipe Schedule board which is based on clock faces can be used to support a child to understand what they will need to do. The board can be used time and time again, so can start off from the point of getting up and into the school uniform throughout the school day and after school looking at homework or even school night bedtimes. Supporting this we have included a home/school transition fan.
Breakdown the transition into simple components by using the now/then board. This can be used in discussion and comes with dry wipe tiles that the children can write on themselves.
Item not suitable for under 3 years due to small parts (pen lid)