Introducing Whatsitsface® Puppy Dog, Kitty Cat & Teddy Bear With Six Changeable Facial Expressions That Expand A Child’s EQ
Highlands Ranch, CO (August 3, 2020) – If you’re happy and you know it then your face will surely show it. That’s now true for stuffed animals with the Whatsitsface line of plush pals. Feeling happy, sad, surprised, amused, angry or sleepy can all happen with a twist of a knob or a flip of a face. Little ones can change the face of Puppy Dog, Kitty Cat or Teddy Bear ($24.99) to reveal six emotional expressions – building their empathy skills while extending creative playtime!
Despite the popularity of tech toys and WiFi-powered gadgets, old fashioned stuffed animals are still a child’s first best friend. Whatsitsface gives teddy a twist with a rotating option to turn a frown into a smile on a whim. The trio of snuggly stuffed animals was created by Colorado mom and businesswoman Joanna Paul to help her own kids enjoy imaginative play while improving their emotional intelligence (also known as EQ).
That EQ growth is even more important during these stay-at-home days and the expansion of online learning. “Watching your kids engage with a physical toy in the physical world — instead of being plugged-in — is what childhood is all about,” suggests Paul, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Whatsitsface. “Having a plush to cuddle and to actually communicate with really brings our stuffed animals to life, extending playtime and nurturing social and emotional development.”
Early childhood experts agree that interactive play is an important factor in the developmental growth of a child. Being able to express themselves through the facial expressions of their doll is a welcomed gift. Just ask any parent of a toddler!
“Kids have big emotions and learning how to express, control, and understand them is no easy feat,” wrote Business Insider columnist Alicia Betz, the mother of a one-and-a-half-year-old. “You know this if you’ve had a toddler — often, tantrums are a result of anger or frustration at not being able to express their feelings. Even as kids get older, processing feelings is still a challenge. Heck, it’s even difficult for many adults!” After experiencing Whatsitsface with her own daughter she noted, “one of the ways I help Ellie understand her emotions is by talking her through tantrums and giving a name to what she is feeling, and now I’ve found the perfect toy to help her understand.”
The gushing reviews online from parents and grandparents who have brought Whatsitsface into their homes tell the story that these kitties, puppies and teddies are a much-needed addition to any toy chest!
My son is 4 and still having social emotional issues and trouble with his feelings. This bear we got today is soft and cuddly and perfect for his needs. He loves that the bear can feel what he feels. I am hoping this is successful. Everything I expected and more.
As back-to-school season starts off virtually, these plushy friends become wonderful visual aids for educators who give Kitty Cat, Puppy Dog and Teddy Bear a good report card.
How can you not love this amazing multi-face dog? Literally one of the coolest things in my teaching repertoire. My students all get a kick out of it, no matter how many times they’ve seen it, and they are always shocked to see which face comes next. It is helping them to be able to identify emotions, and mimic emotions. I love this dog, and I’m looking forward to getting more of the animals as well.
Puppy Dog • Ages Newborn+ • $24.99
This floppy-eared pal is always up for a cuddle or a non-verbal conversation. Like all Whatsitsface plush, little ones can rotate the knob on puppy’s soft head to signal six different emotions. It’s a great tool for grownups to communicate with preschoolers who may not have the vocabulary to express their mood of the moment.
Kitty Cat • Ages Newborn+ • $24.99
Created by parents for parents, this purr-fectly sweet kitty expresses herself clearly without uttering one meow. Are you happy? Feeling sleepy? Six welcomed facial expressions that a child can control might mimic how they may be feeling at given moment of their unpredictable day. Take a cat nap with this fur-riend.
Teddy Bear • Ages Newborn+ • $24.99
Go ahead and give a bear hug to this snuggly friend. Unlike traditional teddy bears, this so-soft plush offers interactive play with six varying facial expressions. Feeling angry or surprised? Childhood play gets a boost of emotional intelligence with a pal who is welcomed from breakfast to bedtime.
Discover all three 8” plush pals at their online shop or from Amazon. For a limited time save 15% and receive free shipping within the U.S. when you buy three or more toys at the company’s website, www.whatsitsface.com, using promo code 3FRIENDS at checkout.
Whatsitsface is the emotional plush with six facial expressions. Focused on building social and emotional intelligence, Whatsitsface helps children learn about emotions through creativity and interactive play. Discover more at www.whatsitsface.com.