Everyone responds instinctively to music. A person’s ability to engage in music often remains intact far into the advanced stages of dementia. Music triggers certain networks of the brain that benefit people suffering from difficulties with language, cognition, or motor control.
This wheel would be excellent to help a child figure out a coping skill to use. It is a physical activity that a child won't have to think about when doing. I find that thinking of a coping mechanism to use in the moment when one is upset can be difficult, so to have a set of coping skills already set up and a fun activity to figure out which one to use would probably be best for a child.
Music has been proven to be very beneficial for the elderly in long term care, particularly those living with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease. Here are some wonderful free playlists of famous songs from the 40s, 50s