Zones of Regulation
At Floreat Montague Park Primary School, we recognise the importance of promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing to our children and their families. We aim to create an open culture around the discussion of mental health and wellbeing and to empower our children to be able to regulate their emotions. By implementing the Zones of Regulations, we aim to teach our children to identify emotions in themselves and others, and provide them with bank of strategies to help regulate their emotions and improve their wellbeing.
Zones of Regulation is an approach used to support the development of self-regulation in children. All the different ways children feel and the states of alertness they experience are categorised into four coloured zones; green, yellow, blue and red. Children who are well regulated are able to be in the appropriate zone at the appropriate time. This approach helps children to better understand their emotions, sensory needs and thinking patterns. The children learn different strategies to cope and manage their emotions based on which colour zone they’re in. Additionally, the Zones of Regulation helps children to recognise their own triggers, learn to read facial expressions, develop problem-solving skills, and become more attuned to how their actions affect other people.
Understanding each colour zone
Children, families in the FAST session (Family & School Together) and staff have all contributed to the documents below. They are a 'go to' guide to help us understand what each colour zone means and what we can do to support the children here at school and some strategies you might use at home.
If you would like to find out more on how you can use the Zones of Regulation at home, do ask your teacher or a member of the Inclusion team. You can find out further information from https://zonesofregulation.com/index.html