In a recent conversation, Denise discussed her career working with children, the development of The Moodsters, and how learning emotional intelligence, EQ skills can help children throughout their entire lives.
“Around the age of two, children start rapidly developing a vocabulary for their feelings,” said Denise Daniels. “It is important to teach children emotional intelligence (EQ) skills at an early age, so they have the necessary tools to manage the emotional ups and downs of everyday life."
In line with Daniels, Marc Brackett, Ph.D. commented, “Research shows that children who learn emotional intelligence skills have less anxiety and depression; have fewer attention, learning, and behavior problems; are better problem-solvers; display greater social and leadership skills; and perform better academically."
The Moodsters initial product launch will feature three 8x8 full-color, 32-page storybook for children ages 3 and up, in Target stores nationwide.
Moodster Meter™ and Storybook- an electronic “feelings thermometer” with character voices helps little ones learn a vocabulary for their feelings so they can express their emotions. “Meet The Moodsters”storybook. When seven year old Zach’s magic trick goes wrong, he has to deal with a big mess—and some big feelings! The Moodsters will need to use their best detective skills to help Zach understand how he feels and get his good mood back. Grab your detective hats and get ready to help The Moodsters solve the case!
an electronic mirror with character voices to help kids recognize their feelings and non-verbal cues, which is a key EQ skill. “A Time to Be Kind” storybook. Zach and his best friend, Sam, love to ride their bikes together. But when something terrible happens to Sam’s bike, Zach has a tough decision to make. With a little help from The Moodsters, Zach, learns how kindness can make things right in this heartwarming story that explores the true meaning of friendship.
They just push the Power Up button to align with the character and emotion that represents what they feel: Snorf (sad), Lolly (loving), Quigly (afraid), Razzy (angry), or Coz (happy). By putting the tools for expression right in their hands, the Moodster Meter makes it so much easier for young kids to talk about what’s going on inside.
The Moodster Meter will be available at Target and Target.com in September, 2015.
Denise Daniels is a Peabody award-winning broadcast journalist, parenting and child development expert and author who specializes in the social and emotional development of children. Her books have reached more than 15 million parents and children offering practical, simple and essential advice on how to deal with grief, loss and family transitions, as well as the everyday challenges of growing up. Denise hosted her own daily parenting show, Parents Helper, on NBC’s cable network and has appeared on numerous TV shows including Oprah, The View and served as a regular contributor on TODAY. For more information, please go to www.denisedanielsparenting.com and follow Denise on Twitter-@DeniseDanielsEQ and Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/DeniseDanielsParenting
About Jelly Jam Entertainment-
Jelly Jam Entertainment is an independent developer and licensor of entertainment and educational content for preschoolers. Under the direction of Peabody award-winning child development expert, Denise Daniels, Jelly Jam Entertainment is the creator of The Moodsters, a first-of-its-kind property designed to help preschoolers develop their emotional intelligence.
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