This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Povi. I received compensation for my participation, but my opinions are my own.
Help your children, ages 3-8, develop crucial social-emotional skills with the amazingly connected storytelling buddy, Povi. Povi is a connected toy with a mission. It’s loaded with real-life stories your children can relate to with endless conversation starters. With the help of Povi parents can establish a daily habit of thoughtful conversation with their children.
Povi is designed to help parents raise happier, caring and confident children. I love how this huggable storytelling buddy comes as a delivery tool for helping our children. It is an EQ (emotional quotient) content platform + app with content sourced from experts with the buddy as a delivery tool. Most children love to have a buddy for emotional support.
I love how Povi shares short stories based on our children’s everyday situations. It engages them and we can discuss their emotions and feelings easier. For example, a story related to self-esteem would lead to the parent asking the Povi app a question, If you could be someone else for a day, who would you like to be? A focus on empathy might prompt, How can you tell when someone is sad? Povi is such a great way to stay connected to our children making it easier for them to share.
Always use Povi with your children. It’s not designed for your children to play with alone because parents need to be on hand to discuss any challenges presented so they can come up with possible solutions with their child. Povi’s stories address subjects such as caring, resilience, confidence, motivation, thankfulness and other valuable life skills.
“I always felt that I paid lots of attention to my child’s development and was very surprised when a school counselor said, ‘Your child is really smart, but he is not happy.’ It was so painful to me that I didn’t know this about my own son! In the process of transforming my parenting style from Tiger Mom to getting more connected to my child’s emotions, I created Povi.”
– says Povi founder Seow Lim who used this conversation-starting with her son.
Teaching the ABC’s alone is simply not enough for raising a happy and successful child. Research highlights the importance of focusing on emotional intelligence starting at a very young age. This movement has gained momentum in recent years, in large part due to concerns over school violence, bullying and teen suicide.
According to multiple studies, preschoolers who participate in social-emotional skills programs exhibit less aggression and anxiety and become better social problem solvers. Prosocial behavior in early childhood is closely tied to future academic performance and mental health. Thousands of schools now use programs with this goal in mind. Povi enables parents to implement social-emotional development at home. Not only is this is a great tool for the home but at school as well.
Homework and after school activities can take a lot of time which allows us with little time for the kind of meaningful conversations through which our children learn. Parents understand the importance of developing these skills.
Povi comes with 10 pre-downloaded stories and a free app (available for Android or iOS) featuring additional questions parents can ask related to the stories and 20 additional stories that are age appropriate for each individual child. Parents can choose from among three levels, for ages 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. The stories are written and curated by experts including psychologists, teachers and parents.
Povi launches on Kickstarter, May 24, 2016. Please visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/povibuddy/povi-the-connected-storytelling-buddy to show your support. If you are one of the first 2,000 customers to sign up you will receive Povi at the discounted price of $49, a 40% discount from the future off-the-shelf Povi price.
For more information about Povi visit www.povi.me.