This Glittery Sensory Bottle Is Both Gorgeous And Therapeutic
If you are working with and/or raising a child who seems to have a hard time with calming down when they get upset, this video was made for you. For many parents and caregivers, teaching a younger child how to regulate their emotions can be difficult, particularly with children who have developmental disabilities such as autism. There are many strategies to help them regulate their behavior, but many of these strategies (such as being held by a specific caregiver in a specific position, sitting in a rocking chair, or massage) can be hard to do in certain situations.
Sensory bottles are a great alternative method to assisting someone with their behavior because they are portable, easy-to-use and as this video shows, they're super easy to make. Using a sensory bottle such as this one works to calm the user down in two ways. First, it gives them somewhere to put the excess energy caused by chaotic emotions. It's much more preferable to violently shake a bottle than to hit or kick someone. Secondly, the bright and colorful swirls of glitter in the bottle are soothing to look at.