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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Kimochis Review and Giveaway




What’s better than finding an awesome new toy for your kiddos? Well finding an awesome new toy that also helps them learn how to show their emotions with out massive fits and such!!! I’ve actually found a toy just like that it’s called Kimochis!

About Kimochis (taken off their website):

Kimochi (pronounced “key-mo-chee”) means “feeling” in Japanese and these cute little plush toys are all about feelings just like the company! Their goal is to provide helpful information and communication tools to parents, teachers, and children to enable them to learn how to be better communicators, and to express their feelings.. Using the Kimochi characters, kids can get in touch with their own emotions in a fun and comfortable way. And when kids can communicate their feelings, they cultivate confidence and character.

Kimochi builds character and confidence one feeling at a time.

Our Thoughts:

Zane Bug was sent Kimochi Cloud in order to review Kimochis! I have to say with I first read about Kimochis I thought this could be an answer to some of our unsaid prayers with my son being in his terrible twos we have had issues of late with him being unable to control his emotions and I was really hoping this would help us teach him to better understand them. He was super happy to see Cloud and his three little emotion friends when the arrived and they are super soft and really too adorable. I let Zane Bug get used to Cloud and the emotions by playing with them for a day or so before we really started working on his emotions and I must say when we did I was really super surprised to see it didn’t take him long to recognize the different emotions and begin using them to describe how he was feeling. I honestly thought it would take him a while but he picked up pretty quickly!


I have now noticed when something is really going the way he thinks it should he will stop and say I’m mad or sad or even happy before thundering off into a wall-eyed fit like he was doing before!!! Thank goodness it’s really, really helped us get his feelings under control at this point so I would really recommend Kimochi to every parent and teacher I know because I feel that they really do work!

Buy It:

Buy your very own Kimochi for the kiddo(s) in your life by visiting their shop HERE!

Win It:

Kimochis has generously offered one of my readers a Kimochi of their very own (with the exception of Lovely Dove she isn’t available yet)!


Mandatory Entry: Visit Kimochis and check out all their lovable characters and tell me something you learnt as well as you must also be a fan of Kimochis on Facebook(per sponsors request) Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to Kimochis and this post and be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

Giveaway ends May 19, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Kimochi Cloud mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

68 comments:

  1. I learned that they come with a with How-to Feel Guide and I'm a fan of Kimochis on Facebook.

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  2. I follow you and tweeted. http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/13513697790

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  3. I learned that Kimochi means "feelings" in Japanese. I am also a fan of the Kimochis on Facebook.
    Kimmie @ kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

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  4. I am a public follow of your blog.
    Kimmie @ kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

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  5. I am a Twitter follower of yours. My Twitter name is: @kimbuckjr
    Kimmie @ kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

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  6. I tweeted about this fabulous giveaway.
    Twitter ID: @kimbuckjr
    Kimmie @ kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

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  7. I subscribe to your feed via Google. Kimberly Dunek-Buck or kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

    Kimmie @ kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

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  8. I have "blogged" about this giveaway on my Facebook site. www.facebook.com/chicagobearsfan or I'm Kimberly Dunek-Buck on Facebook.
    Kimmie @ kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

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  9. I have "blogged" about this giveaway on my Facebook site. www.facebook.com/chicagobearsfan or I'm Kimberly Dunek-Buck on Facebook.
    Kimmie @ kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

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  10. I have "blogged" about this giveaway on my Facebook site. www.facebook.com/chicagobearsfan or I'm Kimberly Dunek-Buck on Facebook.
    Kimmie @ kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

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  11. I have "blogged" about this giveaway on my Facebook site. www.facebook.com/chicagobearsfan or I'm Kimberly Dunek-Buck on Facebook.
    Kimmie @ kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

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  12. I have "blogged" about this giveaway on my Facebook site. www.facebook.com/chicagobearsfan or I'm Kimberly Dunek-Buck on Facebook.
    Kimmie @ kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

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  13. I learned that this kind of plushies can be helpful for express the children feelings, so pretty!

    I am a fan on FB!

    Cloud is so cute!

    Naomi

    mariko.koda@gmail.com

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  14. I am a fan.

    Help kids get in touch with their feelings in a safe and comfortable way.

    marypres@gmail.com

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  15. I like you can order extra sets of feelings separately instead.

    melissabecker at gmaildotcom

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  16. help little show feelings mverno@roadrunner.com

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  17. i learend that these animals are alot about feelings! they come with a how to feel guide!







    invisible_fairy_05@yahoo.com

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  18. oh yeah i follow on facebook!

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  19. i subscribe via email





    Invisible_Fairy_05@yahoo.com

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  20. I like the Cat. It's good that 'feelings' can be ordered separately. :)

    Long time fan of Kimochi in FB here!

    applez_55@yahoo.com

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  21. i subscribe to your blog via reader
    Invisible_Fairy_05@yahoo.com

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  22. I learned as 'toys with emotions' these help your child grow emotionally!

    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  23. I follow the blog.

    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  24. I learned about Communication with my unruly child on Kimochi's website!
    LIKE Kimochi on Facebook.
    name:Erin M.

    (panicxduh@yahoo.com)

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  25. Following blog via GFC.
    (panicxduh@yahoo.com)

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  26. Subscribed to the RSS feed.
    (panicxduh@yahoo.com)

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  27. Following via Twitter.
    http://www.twitter.com/erinxduh
    (panicxduh@yahoo.com)

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  28. Kimochis fan on Facebook
    id:Susan Claus

    There are extra packs of "feelings" tht you can order. This is great because a lot of times kids don't know the name of what they are feeling.

    These would help with my 2 year old grandosn who is (hopefully!!) coming to the end of his terrible twos and his older sister. She is 6 and somedays she thinks she is 12 and others she could be the 2 year old!!

    susan56bft at gmail dot com

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  29. The Cartoon Lovin' Mama follower via Google

    susan56bft at gmail dot com

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  30. The Cartoon Lovin' Mama subscriber via Google Reader

    susan56bft at gmail dot com

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  31. Kimochi means "feelings" in Japanese. I am also a fan of the Kimochis on Facebook (laura g). trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  32. My niece would love something like this!
    Upon visiting their website, I found out that my personal favorite, the octopus, is named Huggtopus and has a very affectionate, friendly personality. I also became a fan of Kimochis on Facebook.

    kristiana @ live dot com

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  33. I "Like" (Fan of) Kimochis...Toys with Feelings Inside on Facebook
    (Facebook name: Reggie Mann)

    I learned my favorite Kimochi Bug's lucky number is 2 and his favorite color is Magenta

    ReggieM1961 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  34. I follow your blog publicly with Google Friend Connect

    ReggieM1961 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  35. I love huggtopus and cloud. They are my favorites. I fanned Kimochi on facebook. I am LeeLee Duffy on Facebook. This company was designed on true collaboration. The wanted to make a way for children to learn to be strong communicators and build self confidence. I have never heard of these before today.

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  36. Following sgrant 2005 on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/wantsandwishes/status/14276442222

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  37. I became a fan of kimochis on face book - caitlyn hayes

    ghstorchdrse37 (@) yahoo dot com

    I looked at all the cuties and I learned that it is a great tool to help kids learn about different feelings, there are sets of 12 moods that they can interchange.

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  38. I became a public follower of your blog - caitlyn hayes - my life is a typo

    ghstorchdrse37 [@] yahoo dot com

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  39. I subscribed to your feed

    Caitlyn Hayes

    ghstorchdrse37 [@] yahoo dot com

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  40. I am following you on twitter

    My name there is mylifeisatypo


    ghstorchdrse37 [@] yahoo dot com

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  41. they help kids express their feelings, and you can purchase more sets of feelings separate, I love the idea. I am a facebook fan too (mrstinareynolds)

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  42. i subscribe thanks for the chance

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  43. I learned that they are a great way to help children deal with their fears or apprehensions.

    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  44. I learned that their website includes great tips for communicating with kids of different personality types. I really liked the suggestions it gave about normalizing kids worries!

    FB fan username Ken.dyl Se.rrano.

    kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  45. Following via GFC

    kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  46. I am a fan of Kimochi on Facebook (Nicole Pitts) and I learned the Huggtopus' favorite number is 8! :)

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  47. I follow via Google Connect

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  48. I subscribe via RSS Google Reader

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  49. I follow on Twitter @Pittsy82 and tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/14300928589

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  50. They are super cute! I learned that they can help children express there feelings, that is great.

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  51. i am a fb fan tony l smoaks and i learned that but is thoughtful and cautious

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  52. I'm a Facebook fan of Kimochi

    I learned you can buy Mixed Feelings packs to teach your child about a broader range of emotions.

    rjwhiggins@aol.com

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  53. I Follow You Publicly on Google Friend Connect

    rjwhiggins@aol.com

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  54. I follow and I tweeted about this giveaway today.

    http://twitter.com/rjwhiggins/status/14320908779

    rjwhiggins@aol.com

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  55. I Subscribe to your RSS via google reader

    rjwhiggins@aol.com

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  56. i learned Kimochi Cat knows what she wants and can be very persuasive and sometimes a bit bossy. Occasionally her bossiness leads to confrontations or "cat fights," which is why Cat comes with 5 bandages to help heal hurt feelings.

    like kimochi on facebook Kathy L Pease

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  57. following your blog as klp1965

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  58. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/14322637237

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  59. Im a fan, and I learned that Huggz is my favorite! So cute!



    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  60. Fb fan of Kimochis- Bridget Combs

    I like the Kimochis Bug


    brdgcombs at ao ldot com

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  61. follow you via gFC


    brdgcombs at aol dot com

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  62. subscribe via google reader


    brdgcombs at ao ldot com

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  63. follow on twitter- @bridget3496


    tweet

    http://twitter.com/bridget3496/status/14324498296

    brdgcombs at aol dot com

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  64. I became a a fan of Kimochis on Facebook. I learned that Cat comes with 5 bandages to help heal hurt feelings.

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