You can show children how others use strategies for self-soothing. Share this video in which Muppet show and celebrate their “loveys.” Depending on children’s age, you might sit in a play space with them and say, for instance:

  • Let’s feel this cloth (or blanket or pillow). Doesn’t it feel soft and silky?
  • Elmo loves to hug Baby David. Is there a stuffed animal or doll here you’d like to hug right now?