CuddleBug is the second in our line of soft creatures that teach kids how to regulate their own emotions when they are upset.
CuddleBug is a 3x4x2″ plush zippered pouch that looks like a bug. Inside your child will find four wooden “comfort coins” that they can use to:
1) calm themselves down when they are overstimulated, angry or upset
2) help them feel safe and secure when they are afraid
3) let them feel loved when they are alone or lonely, and
4) re-establish their sense of worth when they are embarrassed or ashamed.
The four coins are circular affirmations that link a child’s feelings to the virtues they already carry inside themselves:
I am calm because I feel calm because I am calm…. I feel brave because I am brave…. I feel loved because I am loved…. I feel wonderful because I am wonderful….
Sound helpful? It is. And it is incredibly easy. It comes with two instruction sheets – one for your child that explains how to use it, and another for you that explains the science behind the system.
Here’s what the kid’s instructions say:
HI! I’m a CuddleBug!
I love to cuddle, and I’m a great listener – especially when you are having a bad day. You know, everyone gets upset once in a while, but I have a special trick that can help you feel better. Here’s how it works:
First, take a deep breath, then hold me up to your cheek and feel how soft I am. Now choose one of the coins inside me. Rub it with your thumb as you say the special words on it over and over to yourself. Keep it up until you feel better. It works!
For the parents, there is a longer parent’s insert that explains the science behind the process (click on the “Parent’s Insert” tab to read it). This makes it an educational gift for parents as well as their children.
The CuddleBug has a short chain attached to the zipper, so it can be attached to a backpack or purse and go anywhere your kid goes.
Designed for kids four and up. It might appeal to boys more than our Cuddlebunny or Cuddlebear. Black and red are the colors of Spiderman. Scroll through the pictures to see all of our Comfort Creatures. If you or your child is too “sophisticated” for a Comfort Creature, we also have a set of seven coins for adult and youth that come in a pouch without a creature.
Educators can call for wholesale pricing on bulk orders.