The Kimochis® Mixed Bag of Feelings includes 33 Kimochis® plush feelings and the 64-page Feel Guide (with fun and easy communication tips from Ellen Pritchard Dodge, M.Ed., CCC-SLP) all in a sturdy canvas bag.
Invite spontaneous play and build emotional vocabulary!
- Put the Kimochis® feelings in a bowl in a high-traffic area of your home, classroom, or office
- Play Kimochis® charades-pick a feeling, act it out, share ways you express or manage that emotion
- Surprise family members by hiding feelings in silly places or tucking thoughtful feelings into lunch boxes, backpacks, or a Kimochis® character's pouch to let your child know that you are thinking of them
Happy, Mad, Sad, Brave, Left Out, Curious, Cranky, Silly, Frustrated, Hopeful, Proud, Optimistic, Disappointed, Sensitive, Insecure, Jealous, Loved, Grateful, Scared, Shy, Kind, Hurt, Sorry, Uncomfortable, Friendly, Sleepy, Surprised, Embarrassed, Guilty, Excited, and 3 blank Make-Your-Own (works with any washable marker).
Kimochi (KEY.MO.CHEE) means "feeling" in Japanese. These wonderful plush toys provide helpful information and communication tools to parents, educators, clinicians and children to help them learn to be better communicators, and to express their feelings. Using Kimochi® characters, kids can get in touch with their own emotions in a fun and comfortable way. When kids can communicate their feelings, they cultivate confidence and character. John & Julie Gottman and Kimochis®:
"I believe that Kimochis® are great because they get children to talk about their more 'negative' feelings with other kids and with teachers and parents. Here is a vehicle for coaching children about feelings, which is the royal road to these magic moments for connecting with our children."
-John Gottman, Ph.D.
Teachers using Kimochis®: