A glitter bottle can help calm your child when they feel stressed or overwhelmed. You can make a glitter bottle at home – then give it a shake, and watch the glitter settle.
Get your child to help you make a glitter bottle and enjoy it together. Or let them look at the way the glitter falls.
You can also use a glitter bottle as a countdown timer if your child struggles with moving from one activity to another. Explain to your child that when all the glitter has fallen you will be changing activity. This could be putting away the tablet, getting dressed or tidying their toys for example.
You can also try a soothing box, to help your child feel calm and safe. Or if your child is a little older, draw a worry tree together to work through concerns.