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The Moodsters and expressing our feelings…

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My son is five years old and he’s still learning about his emotions. He recently gained a little sister. In having a little sister, he’s been learning more about being patient, etc.  We’ve been taking extra time to make sure he doesn’t feel left out or scared we don’t love him anymore because of our new addition to the family. I won’t lie, it’s been a challenge.

This is where The Moodsters is helping. This product though meant mainly for children for going back to school and interacting with their peers has been helpful for us. Also even though we homeschool, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t attend classes etc. He goes to church and also has been getting used to moving into a new classroom with all sorts of new experiences and rules to follow with common aged peers. 

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Basically, this product is for kids ages 4 to six years olds. There are several characters in plush and book format that represent a single emotion. The emotions that are covered are afraid, loving, happy, sad, and angry. These have served as a good jumping board in sharing how we feel in a acceptable way i.e not stomping, yelling, crying, etc. My son took especially well to the feelings notebook and has jotted down whether in word or picture when he was feeling a certain way.

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He’s learning it’s okay to feel a certain way with The Moodsters and that there are better ways to handle them without having full out outbursts and tantrums. Now I’m not saying we still don’t have those things happening but this has certainly been helping. Being five years old and seeing and experiencing a lot of the world can be pretty overwhelming!  Anything that can help and is well received by a child is very welcome! I would certainly recommend this line to parents and caregivers.

 

moodsters2The Moodsters Feelings Notebook and Feelings Crayon Set is a new creative tool to help kids express what they are feeling. This fun product includes:

  • Five jumbo feelings crayons, one representing each emotion,
  • A 50-sheet Feelings Notebook for kids to draw and color their feelings

($11.99, Available at your local Target and ToysRus or Target.comand ToysRus.com)

moodsters1The Moodsters Plush Characters and Sticker Activity Books are based on the five lovable Moodsters detectives – Coz, Lolly, Quigly, Razzy, and Snorf – that each personify an emotion that all children experience in their everyday lives including happiness, anger, love, sadness and fear. Additional details include:

  • Each plush character features sayings specific to the emotions they represent
  • Comes with a fun and educational activity book to learn about each feeling

($16.99, Available at your local Target and ToysRus or Target.com and ToysRus.com)

The Moodsters Feelings Notebook and Feelings Crayon Set and The Moodsters Plush Characters and Sticker Activity Book will be available in retailers just in time for Back to School books and stories, specifically products to help kids transition to back to school as well as how to help kids deal with feelings of starting a new school.

About The Moodsters:
The MoodstersTM is a first-of-its-kind brand, developed by Denise Daniels, CEO & Founder of JellyJam Entertainment, a Peabody award-winning broadcast journalist, parenting and child development expert and author who specializes in the social and emotional development of children. The MoodstersTM stories and educational toys teach simple strategies to build social and Emotional Intelligence (EQ) skills in young children.

* I have received this product for free or at a discounted rate in exchange for my honest and unbiased product review; all opinions are my own.*


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