Understanding and labeling our feelings allows us to identify exactly how we are feeling, why we are feeling that way, and how best to manage and choose regulation strategies. Building emotional vocabulary allows for greater specificity in labeling our feelings, helping us understand, manage and accept feelings better.
When children are skilled in labeling their emotions, adults are better able to understand and support their needs. Children further benefit in understanding and supporting the needs of others.
Building emotional intelligence fosters a healthy mental well-being and promotes lasting benefits of: achieving personal goals, greater empathy, increased academic achievement, greater self-awareness, quality relationships, satisfaction at school and work, relating to others and sensing their emotional needs.
The FeelLinks name was generated from the mission and heart of the company - we must establish a strong link to understanding and managing our own feelings and the feelings of others; promoting greater self-awareness, self-management and social-awareness - creating positive relationships.
The FeelLinks logo contains colored links that represent each of the doll's colors. The links overlap and meet together in the center creating a bond signifying the connection between all of our feelings and the mix of feelings we experience daily.
The double e's in word FeelLinks create a heart shape representing all that we feel inside our hearts and the care and empathy our hearts show towards others.
FeelLinks is intended for children ages 4-9. It can absolutely benefit children younger or older, as each child is unique in their development and needs. Drawing, writing, role-playing, verbal-communication, and non-verbal communication, can all be a part of the FeelLinks toolkit. FeelLinks is intended to be used in the best way that suits your child's unique needs.
FeelLinks set includes four dolls and one journal. The four feeling dolls are double-sided and represent eight core feelings, including: Happy/Sad, Proud/Embarrassed, Calm/Excited, and Angry/Scared. Each doll has touchpoints on their head, heart and belly, signifying places we feel our emotions. The doll’s bright colors, facial expressions, kid-friendly size, soft tactile fabric, and squeezable texture, make them desirable for children. Dolls support children with communicating verbally and/or non-verbally, labeling, and regulating. Dolls assist with regulation through cuddling, squeezing, role-playing, calm breathing together, and more.
FeelLinks journal begins with informational pages for adults, including: FeelLinks goals and purpose, science-backed research on emotional intelligence, guide to using FeelLinks, and establishing journal guidelines with your child. Next, you will find just under 200, brightly colored pages for your child to draw and/or write. The journal includes regulation strategies - how to calm my body and mind, ‘fun pages’ linked to self, family, and feelings, feeling words to grow on, my favorite ways to calm my body and mind, and more! After that, you will find 60 full-page spread feeling journal pages for response and reflection. Lastly, the journal ends with feeling definitions, glossary, and references.
FeelLinks dolls represent eight core feelings, which are building blocks to understanding more complex feelings. FeelLinks journal contains 'words to grow on', which will aid in broadening children's emotional vocabulary.
FeelLinks dolls are about 3.5 inches tall and 2 inches wide. Each doll is made from 100% polyester fabric and fill, and embroidery for the faces and touchpoints.
Yes. FeelLinks dolls have been toy tested to Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standards using appropriate tests, including applicable ASTM-F963 testing.
FeelLinks journal has 195 pages (see Q4 for breakdown of journal pages). The ‘fun pages’ are intended to be filled out at any time. If your child chooses to fill out their FeelLinks feeling journal pages daily, there are two months worth of entry pages. If journaling is not a daily practice, your journal will last longer.
FeelLinks journals were created with little hands in mind. Journals measure 6.9 x 9.8 inches (B5 size), creating ample space for drawing and writing, made from 100 gsm eco-friendly recycled paper. Journals include a hardback cover and lay flat spine, making them durable and kid-friendly.
Absolutely! Additional journals are a great way to continue fostering your child's social-emotional growth. As children continue to grow they will become more self-aware and better able to express and reflect on their emotions.
Additional journals are also a great way to support a group of children. You can find additional journals in our shop.
Absolutely! You may choose to order FeelLinks sets or journals in bulk of 10 or more.
If you would like to place a bulk order and your destination is near zip code 98027, please email us at Marcelle.firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can discuss pick-up or delivery options.
Shipping costs are calculated based on UPS special rates. Your costs are based upon weight of items shipped from Issaquah, Washington. We also offer free local delivery, this option will show in your shipping method if eligible. We will contact you after your order is placed to schedule a drop off.
We do not accept returns or exchanges unless the item(s) you purchased is defective. While we pride ourselves in quality control, if you receive a defective item, please contact us at Marcelle.email@example.com with details of the product and the defect. Once reviewed, we will let you know where to send the item(s).
Upon receipt of the returned product, we will fully examine it and notify you via e-mail, within a reasonable period of time, whether you are entitled to a refund or a replacement as a result of the defect. If you are entitled to a replacement or refund, we will replace the product or refund the purchase price, using the original method of payment.