Calming Technique #3 - Use a transition object or toy⠀
Sometimes, bringing a favorite object along for the transition is comforting for a child.⠀
When you pick up the kids, bring their favorite toy (cars, trains, blocks). And make a special place for them to “park” their toys when you need to leave so they can pick them up when they’re finished. For instance, if they’re playing with Legos, let them bring a Lego guy along for the ride.
Also, try using a special toy, book, or other object that can be designated for use only on the bus ride to/from school if these are a difficult times of day.