June 5, 2012

Kimochis Review & Giveaway (CLOSED)

I was given the opportunity to review a Kimochis character as well as the Kimochis mixed feelings box set. Kimochis are toys with feelings inside. These toys are meant for children who have a difficult time expressing their feelings. There are many reasons children can use these toys such as a child's parent being deployed, as well as depression and anger issues. These toys are also good if a child is being bullied and there has been a lot of that happening now days.

The Kimochis character I received is a large one and it's the cat. Cat loves to be in charge, but can sometimes be a little bit bossy. Now and then Cat's bossiness can lead to confrontation, or a "cat fight" just like bullying. Cat comes with five bandages to help heal hurt feelings. Her favorite number is 10 and you can learn more about Cat as well as communication tips when you purchase Cat or another  Kimochis character. 

                             Kimochis "Cat" Character

These cuddly toys are modern, curious and fun! Since each toy has it's own emotion and unique, endearing personality you're sure to find one for your child that they can learn from. Each character does come with a story book as well as a beautiful peek a boo box.  Kids can learn a lot from the Kimochis character Cat because not all kids get along and some kids do fight. If you work for a day care or are a teacher these would make a great addition to the classroom as well.

The Kimochis mixed feelings box set includes 6 feelings which are sleepy, embarrassed, guilty, and excited the other one is blank so your child can make their own feeling. Each set has the words on one side and the expressions on the other side and they are all different colors. These round feeling toys are also soft so they can be very comforting to children, and another great benefit is they can be washed if they get dirty. If you choose to wash them I would make sure to put them in a pillow case so they're all together.

                     6 mixed feelings box set front and back

The small Kimochis comes inside it's own pouch so he can hide and peek his head out of the hole as well as be removed from the pouch. It also comes with a key chain. The feeling toys are meant to be collected so that your child can be taught about each feeling. Kimochis is a great way to teach children how to express themselves and can also help to increase their self confidence. 


                       Kimochis feeling says "Brave" on the back

The Gottman Institute and Kimochis have partnered up to create The Kimochis Activity Kit for Military Families. The Activity Kit will be a playful tool to build positive communication skills that create strong family bonds, increased resiliency, and raise the odds of successful reintegration. The Kimochis Activity Kit for Military Families will include a new Kimochis character- a dog named Hero, a 32-page hardcover picture book Hero's Big Adventure, two sets of Kimochis feelings; a Kimochis nesting heart, and an Activity Book filled with engaging ways to connect and communicate. 

The Kimochis Activity Kit for Military Families is currently in production and available for pre order and can be purchases as a donation through The Gottman Institute . The kit will be available for worldwide distribution in September 2012. The National Military Family Association's Operation Purple Program serves 45,000 military children, teens, and their families and they will receive all donated kids for distribution to the military families they serve. In addition a percentage of the proceeds will go to support Tamar Geller's organization Operation Heroes and Hounds.  

You can purchase Kimochis characters and feelings on Kimochis website as well as Amazon  and you can learn more about Kimochis on their website as well as The Gottman Institute for the Kimochis Activity Kits for Military Families. You can "Like" Kimochis to become a fan on Facebook as well as stay updated on Twitter. You can also find them on YouTube to learn more about the Gottman Institute. 

I do recommend these very cute cuddly toys with feelings inside. They are a fun way for a child to express their feelings when they have a difficult time doing it. Kimochis would make a great addition to a daycare as well as classroom, and these toys can be used to help with anger issues as well as dealing with bossiness and bullies.


Kimochis is giving one lucky Debra's Dollars reader a small character with pouch, it also comes with a purple "brave" feeling key chain which is the one shown in the picture above. 

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"Disclosure: I received the Kimochis character and feelings in order to try the products to form an opinion for this review. I was not compensated in any other manner. The opinions expressed above are my own and any claims should be verified on the sponsor’s site"

27 comments:

amylynn73 said...

the lil Kimochis that I like is the Kimochis® Huggtopus hes so cute....thanks for this giveaway

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Barker's Momma said...

Huggtopus would be perfect for my son. :-)

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amyorvin said...

I like the Kimochis® Mini Huggtopus

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Crafty Zoo said...

I'd like to get my daughter the Kimoches bug!

Terra H. said...

I'd like Bella Rose. Thanks.
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Kristen said...

I like Lovey Dovey.

Anonymous said...

I like the happy octopus!
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kellyr78 said...

I would like the Lovey Dove or Bug for my daughter
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Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Cat for me!
My son, I mean. :)

Erica D. said...

I like the Huggtopus, he's the cutest! Looks like he's a favorite with the others too lol!

Sadie said...

Cloud for my child
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polly said...

love the bug kimochis
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Danielle S. said...

I would like to win Mini-Cloud!
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debijackson said...

the kimoches but

Hoa said...

I like Bella Rose.

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Karrie S said...

I like the Cloud. Thanks so much :)

Belinda said...

I would love the Cat for my daughter.

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Tiffany Weikel said...

I like the bug or the cat

katja9_10 said...

My daughter would like Huggtopus.

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Elaine said...

the cloud

freddie said...

I would pick Kimochis Cloud. dwelchert@yahoo.com

Shannon said...

Bella Rose. :)

stracey2010 said...

we would love Huggtopus
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Sherry Compton said...

Kimochis® Cat for my granddaughter

Cristen said...

SHe would love the cat!

Terri Menke said...

Love the cat! We have 4 and my son loves them!

Anonymous said...

huggtopus is adorable!
thanks so much!
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