11:14 AM Posted by Centsible Mommy
Kimochi pronounced (key-mo-chee) means feelings in Japanese, and kimochis (feelings) are what you'll find inside every adorable Kimochi character! The kimochis/feelings are small stuffed pillows with a feeling printed on one side and a corresponding facial expression on the other that fit inside the Kimochi plush character. Each Kimochi character comes with 3 kimochis that coordinate with the characters personality and also come with a How to Kimochis Feel Guide!
Kimochis were designed to help children get in touch and better understand their feelings, which is sometimes hard for children. With the use of these adorable Kimochi characters while playing and using puppetry, children can feel safe to explore their feelings and grasp them. Through the use of these fun characters, children can build their self esteem and confidence as they learn to understand their feelings or kimochis one at a time!
picture of some of the kimochis found inside the Kimochi characters -additional packs can be purchased
Kimochis come in several unique and adorable characters, each with their very own distinct personality, along with a set of three unique kimochis inside. Parents can choose the character that most matches their child's personality and/or the the character that matches the feelings their child is currently struggling to understand!
The Kimochi character I was sent for my son was Bug. Bug, a super cute caterpillar who although intelligent, thoughtful, and has secret dreams of flying is often cautious about change, and meeting new people. Bug also lives in a Manzanita Tree and plays the mandolin. This is just a little bit about Bug; Bug has more dynamics to his personality. Bug also has hidden wings and transforms from a caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly!
Within moments of playing with Bug, the door to communication was opened, as my 4 year old son ,whom is often shy and apprehensive about new people and places, and I were discussing his feelings, sharing stories, and playing with Bug, who by the end of our conversation had sprouted his hidden wings! I feel Kimochis are not only great for kids because they are cute and fun to play with, but also a beneficial tool for both the child and his/her parents to discuss a child's feelings and help your child better grasp theor feelings which leads to confidence and self esteem.
Bug is just one of The Kimochis you'll find in the Kimochi family. Click here to meet the others! Also, if you see a Kimochi your child will love...don't forget to use the coupon code "KimochiFF1" for 20% off through December 15th at checkout!
The Giveaway-Prize Package!
Which Kimochi would your child love? Guess what? We are giving away a Kimochi character (reader's choice) to one lucky reader courtesy of Kimochis.com
How to enter.
Click over to http://www.kimochis.com/, enter the shop, look over the Kimochi characters and then come back here and leave a comment or email me and tell me which character was your favorite and would be a good match for your child. If you email your entry please use "Kimochi" as your subject line. For those who leave an entry, please include valid email address, as the winner will be notified by email!
One lucky winner will be randomly drawn to win aa Kimochi of their choice courtesy of Kimochis.com! Deadline for entry is Thursday, December 11th at 11:59 PM. Winner will be announced December 12th! Winner will have 72 hours to claim prize once notified. In the event a winner does not cliam a prize within 72 hours a alternate winner will be drawn.
As always, you can gain some extra entries by:
Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry!
1.) Refer a friend and if they enter and leave your name too, you’ll get an extra entry!
2.) Blog it! Post about this giveaway, submit the link, and get an additional entry
3.) Put my banner on your blog or website, tell me you have added it, and get an additional entry!
Good Luck everyone!