Thursday, May 6, 2010
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.
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 your very own Kimochi for the kiddo(s) in your life by visiting their shop HERE!
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.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 4:13 PM