Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Meet the Moodsters

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



I know there are a lot of parents who don't want their child to be all hopped up on sugar any time, but most especially during the holidays that offer a ton of sugary treats for the kids. I understand fully, though in our house I do let the the kids indulge, in moderation. For example, I will get them all (probably even the grown ones ;) ) a little heart with four chocolate pieces...you know the little boxes with the cute sayings on the front, and the youngest two will also get a gift.


If you like to offer a non-edible gift to the littles on Valentine's Day, instead of (or in addition to) the sweets, this book could be the perfect idea for you. Based on a curriculum developed by Marc Brackett Ph.D. of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, The Moodsters are five loveable detectives named Coz, Lolly, Snorf, Razzy and Quiqly that come to te rescue whenever their friends Zach and Zoey, have a feelings emergency. They're there to help their friends manange their emotional ups and downs of everyday life.



The inside of the book has adorable characters in bright colors, and that's always a big plus with the youngsters (and with THIS parent too).  The storyline has just enough words to keep young children interested, but not too many that they'll get bored.


Each book comes with a special toy. Ours came with a Moodster Meter. You get a picture of the meter in the book too (or whichever toy it is that you selected), and the meter itself is extra cool because it lights up in the dark. Kids like things that light up. :)


Young children often don’t have the verbal skills to put their feelings into words. The Moodster Meter puts those tools in the child’s hands—literally! This interactive teaching toy gives children a basic vocabulary of feelings and helps them express themselves. The Meter has a special Power Up button enabling children to point the arrow to the Moodster that represents how they are feeling, opening doors for calm communication about emotions. The line includes three products: Moodster Meter, Feelings Flashlight and Moodster Mirror. Each includes a full-color, (ours was 32-pages) storybook, Ages 3+


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26 comments:

  1. A little play on that Disney film I see!

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  2. What a great way to teach kids about feelings and emotions. I think every kid should have this.

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  3. This looks like a lot of fun. Perfect for my son who is 3.

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  4. What a cute book. A great way to learn about emotions,

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  5. What an awesome little book. This would be a great way to teach the little ones about emotions.

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  6. I need to get this for the little ones in my care! It can be quite frustrating when you can't express how you feel and this would be perfect!

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  7. I agree- a much better choice than chocolate! Looks like a fun book!

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  8. A neat way to let them tell their mood, and yeah, a play on the disney movie as Alex said.

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  9. My son has out grown this book, but my son would LOVE anything that lights up. Perfect book for kids.

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  10. Sometimes I feel like I don't have the verbal skills to put feelings into words! Maybe this would be good for me too! :) :)

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  11. What a cute book. I bet my little ones would love this! Cute concept!

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  12. We love giving books as a small little gift for Valentine's. This one looks cute!

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  13. My son is five, I know he would love this. What a fun book.

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  14. What an awesome book. I bet my 3 year old grandson would love it. I totally understand the sugar thing....I see it when he gets too much sugar.

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  15. This is a really great book. I think it would be especially wonderful for my little guy with trouble communicating thoughts.

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  16. This is a really cute book! I also love to gift books for the holidays. You are right, it's so much better than shoving more sugar their way!

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  17. This is a cute way to teach children about emotions. I want to get this for the twins.

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  18. I love this! It is not only educational but it also makes the children learn about emotions and that it is okay to feel bad sometimes. Thanks for the review.

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  19. I need to get it for my nephew! It can be quite frustrating when you can't express how you feel, love the idea and the activity! Thank you for sharing it!

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  20. What a cute book. We love books like this. I will have to check it out for my two little ones! - Jeanine

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  21. This looks like a fantastic book for kids. I will have to share this with my friends with little ones.

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  22. This would be a great gift for my kids.I love how it helps kids express how they are felling.

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  23. This is just about the coolest book I've ever seen! I love all the interactive features, and the colors, too!

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  24. Very very cute book. I know Davey would really enjoy this book.

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  25. Super cute. Isaak would have loved this. He my more moody child.

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  26. Broxton needs this these days. Not sure what is going on with this kiddo

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