Nov 11 2013, 7:30am CST | by PR.com
Saint Paul, MN, November 11, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Emotional Health is the foundation for success in all areas of life and Orkid Toys wants everyone to know it. For children, play and toys are a vital part of emotional learning. Meebie facilitates emotional learning by allowing kids to express feelings and events through play.
A 2010 study, (http://jpepsy.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/09/23/jpepsy.jss101.full) suggests 25% of children four years old and under have been exposed to trauma. Emotional development is what equips our kids, not only to manage the daily ups and downs of life, but resilience in the face of trauma.
Orkid Toys, (http://meebie.com/index.php) website begins taking pre-orders for Meebie today.
Meebie is a cuddly, expressive toy focused on emotional health
Pre-order launch: November 8, 2013
Retail product release: May 2014
Retail price: $119.95
Age range 3+
Company: Orkid Toys LLC, created 2005 to test-market Meebie
Owner: Ginny Campbell, artist and product designer
Eight years of test marketing, mainly in the area of Play Therapy, have proven Meebie’s scope with girls and boys alike. Therapists and teachers rely on its ability to let kids communicate feelings without using words. Therapist Dr. Beth Onufrak recently Tweeted, “Meebie is an amazing, engaging play therapy tool! Helps kids identify & express emotions. A treasure I use daily.”
Big, soft, purple and furry, Meebie let’s kids express feelings by swapping out eyes, noses, mouths and other extras. Meebie measures 21” from head to seat.
Campbell states, “Play with Meebie helps us understand ourselves. When we understand ourselves, we understand each other and we get along better.”
Ginny Campbell is an artist, product designer and founder of Orkid Toys LLC, a company focused on making toys that benefit families and emotional learning.
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