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Crowdsourcing Mornings: SnuggleBuddies: Plush Toys That Teach Kids About Emotions


This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Dealing with whining, meltdowns, and tantrums?  SnuggleBuddies to the rescue! This plush toy collection with a purpose is ready to help children around the world express and regulate their emotions. With your shares and support, we can bring these lovable peace-making friends to life!  These huggable 15″ plush toys engage children on both an emotional and a sensory level, featuring expertly embroidered details, vibrant colors, and super-soft, minky (aka awesome to snuggle) fabric.

Every plush in the collection comes with four “storytellers”, small, fun to hold 3″ plush symbols that tuck inside a pocket on the back, connected by short, silky ribbons (so they will not get lost – yep, I’m a mom). Each emoji represents a different set of feelings.  These four “storyteller” mood emojis invite children to share about their feelings with a trusted adult in their life. When did they feel happy? Sad? Calm? and mad?  Because misbehavior in children does not mean that they are bad or wrong…it is more truly a sign that there is an unmet need. When children can name their emotions, they can make different choices with their actions and begin to better manage their big feelings.

Each SnuggleBuddies plush animal in the collection brings a different peace-making power we each have inside ourselves to life. Buy just one or collect all seven. With your support, we will be creating a downloadable story (and eventually a board books!!!) to go with every plush, teaching children social and emotional skills in FUN and easy to use ways.

As of September 19th, this project has raised $25,000 of their $20,000 goal. This project has 9 days left to raise as much as it can.  For a pledge of $24, you will get one SnuggleBuddies.  For a pledge of $40, you will get two SnuggleBuddies.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/genmindful/snugglebuddies-plush-toys-that-teach-kids-about-em

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