The Moodsters Toys & Books Builds Preschoolers Emotional Skills #TFNY #TFNY15
As a parent, I love toys that connect with kids in more then one way. So during Toy Fair 2015, I made sure to learn more about The Moodsters, a new line of toys and books designed to teach young children the fundamentals of feelings.
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The Moodsters, feature five lovable little detectives (Coz, Lolly, Snorf, Razzy and Quigly), who come to the rescue whenever their friends, Zach and Zoey, have a feelings emergency. The Moodsters bridge the gap of communication between parents and preschoolers when it comes to talking about feelings, creating a fun bonding and learning experience for everyone.
Each storybook (8x8 full- color 32-page) and toys teach simple strategies to young children so they can build social and emotional intelligence skills.
- Moodster Mirror™ and Storybook: an electronic mirror with character voices to help kids recognize their feelings and non-verbal cues, which is a key EQ skill. “A Time to Be Kind” storybook. Zach and his best friend, Sam, love to ride their bikes together. But when something terrible happens to Sam’s bike, Zach has a tough decision to make. With a little help from The Moodsters, Zach, learns how kindness can make things right in this heartwarming story that explores the true meaning of friendship
- Moodster Meter™ and Storybook - an electronic “feelings thermometer” with character voices helps little ones learn a vocabulary for their feelings so they can express their emotions. “Meet The Moodsters” storybook. When seven year old Zach’s magic trick goes wrong, he has to deal with a big mess—and some big feelings! The Moodsters will need to use their best detective skills to help Zach understand how he feels and get his good mood back. Grab your detective hats and get ready to help The Moodsters solve the case
- Feelings Flashlight™ and Storybook - an electronic flashlight that features The Moodsters character images with voice affirmations and fun play activities so kids can explore their feelings, helping them to process and understand their emotions. “The Scary Sleepover” storybook to complement the Feelings Flashlight with a story to take the “scary” out of bedtime. The night of the treehouse sleepover is finally here, but the backyard is full of spooky noises and dark shadows. The Moodsters help their friend, Zach, face his fears – and save the sleepover!
The Moodsters toys and books is for children ages 3 and up, available for $19.99 each and will launch in Target stores nationwide and on Target.com beginning September 2015.
Award-winning child development and parenting expert Denise Daniels, Founder of Jelly Jam Entertainment, has partnered with Kids Preferred to launch The Moodsters. This groundbreaking preschool property is based on a curriculum developed by Marc Brackett, Ph.D., of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.
To learn more about The Moodsters, visit www.themoodsters.com