“Kimochis, Toys with Feelings Inside,” Giveaway!
We’re giving away
1 Cat and 1 Mixed Feelings Pack
1 Cloud and 1 Mixed Feelings Pack
Kimochis…Toys with Feelings Inside® are unique, fun, educational plush characters that help facilitate positive communication between children and their parents, caregivers, and peers and help cultivate social and emotional learning.
Feelings can be messy, especially during the holidays, and Kimochis™ can help kids and parents cope and handle their feelings! Using Kimochis™ is a playful, safe, and effective way for children (and adults!) to learn how to identify and communicate feelings in positive ways. When kids can communicate their feelings, they gain confidence and self-esteem, and they stay connected—even during emotional moments.
For younger kids, Kimochis™ help teach how to identify feelings. For older kids, they help teach positive ways of expressing their feelings and communicating with parents, friends and family.
My children LOVE their Kimochis. My 9-year-old daughter has Cat and Cloud, and my 6-year-old son has Bug and Huggtopus. I first became aware of Kimochis when my son was 3; he was having a lot of trouble with big, overwhelming feelings, and I was confronted with my own powerlessness when I tried to help. Learning to identify feelings, to choose them, and to be reminded of their fleeting nature, helped Nathaniel SO much.He loves his “Buggy” and sleeps with him every night. We’ve come a long way since then.
Mom confession: I have learned along with the kids. Nobody taught me how to navigate my feelings when I was a kid–they only told me to “Cheer up” or “don’t make such a big deal out of …” or “shake it off.” I was also punished for having the feelings that I had, and intimidated into disowning them, which (hello!) reliably leads to confusion, depression, and overwhelm. Giving my kids the gift of validation and acceptance has helped them to weather the emotional storms of childhood.
To enter this giveaway, please like the Kimochis facebook page, and leave a comment below with your preference: Cloud or Cat prize pack. I also welcome tips on how you help your kids to navigate their experience of strong feelings.
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