Baxter Turns Down His Buzz is the story of a high-energy rabbit who must learn to control his activity level and impulsiveness. Baxter’s uncle Barnaby guides Baxter through the steps necessary to “turn down his buzz.” Techniques such as mindfulness and progressive relaxation are portrayed in the story. A young child who is able to relate to the animal characters can imitate their coping strategies with direction from their parent.
The bedtime story presents a precious opportunity for children and parents to communicate and review the day. Managing a child’s impulsive behavior often leads to limit setting and stress. Reading Baxter Turns Down His Buzz presents an opportunity for the parents and child to review helpful strategies, end the day on a positive note, and make plans for a better tomorrow.
This game is designed to teach children more positive ways of acting and reacting to negative situations. The cards offer a variety of positive behavioral choices for situations that children with ADHD commonly encounter. Through repetitive play, children will learn how these new thought patterns can lead to more positive behaviors and more positive feelings. Both the Situation cards and the Thought/Behavior cards may be used by themselves (no game play) for facilitating group discussion. 2-6 players. Ages 7 & Up.