This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Povi. I received compensation for my participation, but my opinions are my own.
Growing up is hard. From their first walk to learning how to ride a bike and making friends, childhood is full of pressure and uncertainty. And no matter how angelic your kids are, there are bound to be issues. As parents, we like to think that we know exactly what our kids are going through. At the very least, we’re sure they’d come to us with any problems. That’s not always the case, however. And kids can’t always explain how they’re feeling.
Designed to help parents raise happier, caring and confident children, Povi is an emotional quotient, or EQ, content platform and app with content sourced from experts in a huggable storytelling buddy as the delivery tool. A connected toy with a mission for children ages 3-8, Povi helps parent and child establish a daily habit of thoughtful conversation that in turn helps children develop crucial social-emotional skills through real-life stories children can relate to and endless conversation starters.
Because sometimes, parents don’t know just the right question to ask to get to the heart of the matter. Povi can help delve deeper while addressing subjects such as caring, resilience, confidence, motivation, thankfulness, and other valuable life skills. Going beyond the obvious, a story related to self-esteem, for example, would lead to the parent asking the Povi app 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 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.
If you’re looking for more thoughtful conversation with your child, then you can help Povi reach their goal with their Kickstarter that launches today, May 24, 2016. And the first 2,000 customers to sign up will receive Povi at the discounted price of $49, a 40% discount from the future off-the-shelf Povi price. Find more information on their official site and be sure to follow Povi on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.