Kimochis Nesting Heart. Ease Separation Anxiety

Dec 13, 2012

I'm a sucker for a good soft toy but with the millions upon millions of soft toys my kids have managed to collect in even the short amount of years they've been alive, it'd have to be a pretty special soft toy to have me considering buying any more.

Did someone mention pretty special soft toys? Combine beautiful quality and styling with the power of feelings, interaction and education and I think we may have just found some....

Introducing, Kimochis. Multi award winning toys with feelings inside that act as a powerful learning tool to help build confidence, resilience and positive social skills.

They have just released their newest member of the Kimochis family, the Nesting Heart

My daughter's delight at receiving the Nesting Heart

Yes, there are 2 parts of the Nesting Heart

Designed to help Ease Separation Anxiety, the Kimochis Nesting Heart is the ideal gift to help children stay comforted and connected.

I love how the Nesting Heart comes with a user guide which helps parents (and educators) to use the heart to it's full potential. There are suggested activities and prompts for how to communicate making it an even more valuable resource.

The gorgeous plush heart shape with it's soft smiling heart nestled inside is such a beautiful physical and emotional symbol to remind children that "Even though we are apart, you are always in my heart"
My almost 4 year old connected with the symbolism instantly as I could see by her actions and the way she handled the Nesting Heart.

M is greatly looking forward to taking her Nesting Heart when she goes to stay at Nana's house and it is going to be great with her starting Kinder (preschool) next year. She insisted it go with her to 3 year-old kinder the other day and I was to look after her "mini heart" as she calls the middle part :)

Why do I love Kimochis?

Kimochis (which means "feelings" in Japanese) are plush characters which come with feeling cushions that teach children how to recognise, name and communicate their feelings. This is an area of intelligence that is often missed in formal education.

As a Teacher and Mother, I think that it is incredibly important for young children to practice and develop their Intra-personal skills (which is their understanding of self) and I believe Kimochis are a fabulous tool for this. I also believe that as children develop their Intra-personal skills, this in turn leads to the development of their Interpersonal skills (understanding and dealing with others).

It really is no wonder to me that Kimochis were Voted Australia's most Innovative New Toy by ToysRus in 2012 and Top 5 Favourite Gift by Greetings and Gifts Magazine, Oct, 2012. 

Your Chance to Win

Kimochis are giving 5 lucky Learn with Play at home readers
 a gorgeous Nesting Heart for their kids

***Competition Now Closed***
Congratulations to the following readers
Kate Lloyd
Crystal Bard
Please contact us with your postage details so we can send your Nesting Heart.
(Unfortunately due to some competition winners not meeting the T&C, 2 new winners have been contacted) 

How To Win

Leave a comment on this post telling us why you (or your child) would love a Nesting Heart?

The 5 most creative/original responses will win a Kimochis Nesting Heart. 
If you don't comment with a registered account, please leave an email address so we can contact you if you win.

Terms and Conditions
- Apologies but this giveaway is open for Australian Residents Only 
- The competition begins Thursday 6th Dec and ends Wednesday 12th December at 9pm (EST)
- The winner is chosen based on originality and creativity
- Entrants will need to provide a valid email address
- The winner will be contacted via email and announced on this post and via FB and Twitter. Winner will need to get in contact and provide their postal address within 48 hours or the prize will be redrawn.

For more information on Kimochis, including their other toys, educators toolkit (teachers really need to see this!) or more. See their website or facebook page.

Happy playing,
Debs :)

{Disclosure: this is a post sponsored by Kimochis. We received the Nesting Heart to trial and review for the post. Opinions expressed in this post, as always, are my own}

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