Stop, Relax & Think Board Game, Revised Edition

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  • Help impulsive children think before they act
  • Can be used as a diagnostic and a treatment tool
  • Applicable in either home or classroom settings
  • Ages: 6-12

In this ever-popular board game, active, impulsive children learn motor control, relaxation skills, how to express their feelings, and how to problem-solve. The manual includes information on how the game can be used both as a diagnostic and a treatment tool, and how behaviours learned in the game can be generalised for the home or classroom. The object of the game is to proceed through the Feelings, Stop, Relax, and Think sections of the game board to Finish, collecting chips along the way. The player with the most chips when the game ends wins.

When a player lands on a Feelings Card space he/she selects, reads aloud, and answers a Feelings Card. This section helps children become aware of their feelings and the early signs of stress, which is essential to their achieving self-control.

When a player lands on a Stop Sign space he/she rolls the 8-sided die. He/she then refers to the corresponding number on the Stop Card, performing whatever action is stated on the Stop Card until the person on his/her right says "Stop." If the player stops immediately he/she receives a chip. This section helps children practice behaviour cessation and learn how to catch themselves before they respond or react automatically.

When a player lands in the Relax space he/she does what is indicated on the space. This section helps children learn to relax. The ability to relax is a powerful asset for a child who is attempting to learn self-control.

This section helps children think through problems. This ability is a prerequisite to achieving self-control.

Game Board
8-sided Die
6-sided Die
30 Chips
Stop Card
36 Feelings Cards
33 Think Cards

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