Kimochis are a new toy developed to help children and parents to connect – through the good old fashioned method of communication. Many times today parents have a difficult time knowing how their children are feeling – due to a communication gap. The Kimochis are here to help parents to determine what feelings their children are having, how these feelings could potentially be fueling their behavior, thus determining how the behavior is their child’s way of communicating.
The Kimochis themselves are feeling pillows. They allow children a tangible method of identifying and expressing their feelings to the adults in their lives. The goal of the Kimochis characters was to introduce behavior patterns and temperament and create a safe outside source (a third-party if you will) for children to identify the challenging behaviors that they are dealing with internally. This helps their parents to realize how they are feeling, too, and to help them correct their behavior accordingly.
The newest Kimochi is a dog named Hero. His initial design had military families in mind since there are over 990,000 U.S. Military Families in existence. They have over 1.2 million school-aged children that can certainly use the support that Kimochis have to offer.
The children can use the support since approximately 300,000 military veteran parents that served in the Iraq and Afghani wars have been diagnosed with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). This means that their children could potentially develop learning, emotional, or behavioral problems due to this difficulty.
Suicide in children of ages 10 to 14 is the fourth leading cause of death for young people in today’s world. Bullying is also a huge fear that affects approximately 160,000 children. They may even choose to miss school because of this epidemic. The Kimochis and Hero, in particular, can certainly help.
The Kimochis are each made with the utmost of care. The collaborative designs, combined with the utmost care, and safe, high-quality materials have brought the Kimochis product line to life. Only the finest artists and creators are involved in the process.
Designer Hanako Wakiyama’s will be involved with Hero’s creation. From there Leslie Asch will begin the 3D design and fabrication process. Since Asch has proven herself as an incredible craftswoman and designer, Hero and the other Kimochis will be a quality product that will last longer than your child’s childhood. The Kimochis will be a valued toy to pass on.
You will not want to miss out on investing in a toy that helps to keep the communication lines open. These toys will help you to help your child through the various stages in their life. Check them out!