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Emotional Support for Your Little Ones During the Holiday Season

The holidays are a special time for many, but they can also be a time of heightened stress and unexpected upheaval. If you feel the holidays taking a toll, know you’re not alone (we’re right there with ya’!). Between disruptions like traveling or hosting, the pressures of decorating and gift-giving, and the emotional labor of navigating extended family dynamics, the holidays don’t always feel like the most wonderful time of the year.  It’s easy to assume our little ones are immune to holiday stress—that they’re caught up in the magic of the holiday and oblivious to the oftentimes hectic pace of the season. In reality, it’s more likely they are right there with you feeling a bit disoriented. Children rely...

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Gift Greater

Few things in life are as sweet as watching little ones light up with joy as they unwrap their presents. But what remains after the tags have been torn and the wrapping paper recycled? Gift with intention and purpose this holiday season - Gift Greater.

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Creatures Full of Feelings: Developing Empathy Through Emotion Identification

Whether you’re 3 or 36, communicating about feelings can be hard. When we created the Emotional Well-Being Collection, our goal was to help little ones get a head start on coping with and understanding big feelings. But, as we know by our experience as a therapist and an educator —you can’t start coping with feelings until you learn how to identify them. We are thrilled to introduce our newest board book, Creatures Full of Feelings, which invites children to recognize and identify a full range of emotions. We wanted to create a board book with all of our beloved creatures that is the perfect introduction to emotional wellness for any age. It’s no secret that being able to recognize facial...

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Honey Bear: An Introduction to Gratitude

When it comes to planting seeds of emotional well-being in our own children’s lives, we hope to see them reap the benefits of gratitude. Some of the outcomes of practicing gratitude include better relationships, increased happiness, a larger capacity for empathy, positive self-esteem, and increased mental strength...

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The Feels & The Importance of Emotional Regulation

What if we reframed our children’s negative emotional expression as the healthy process of releasing built-up stress they carry throughout the course of a busy day? We all need to unburden our hearts by expressing our feelings. When children feel safe sharing the whole spectrum of emotions with the important people in their lives -- who listen rather than trying to “change” their feelings -- they are better able to manage them without the addition of negative self-evaluation or shame. Slumberkins’ newest product, The Feels, does just this....

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