Wondering what one of the most in-demand toys is for the holiday season? If you guessed Hatchimal, you are right, but along side the hottest holiday toy craze comes another top holiday toy. Worry Eaters, by the Haywire Group, are a line of soft dolls that gobbles up kids worries. Children write down or draw a picture of what’s upsetting them and put it into the toy’s mouth, which they then zip shut.
While Worry Eaters will not completely get rid of your children’s worries, it does help get children talking about them,. This is an important step for parents in helping their child deals with their worries. Throughout the day, use Worry Eaters as a source of comfort, fun, and a friend.
At times, childhood worries can be big, and at other times, very small. No matter how big or small your child’s worries, they are all important. Parents can help kids learn to manage stress and tackle everyday problems with ease using word eaters as a tool to identify worries, resolve conflicts and build self-esteem, while promoting the development of healthy coping skills.
The collection includes eight, soft plush characters or personalities featuring big sympathetic eyes, cuddly striped-velour bodies, and multi ears or horns. Haywire Group’s latest batch of Worry Eaters, including Wanda, Pomm, Frula, and Biff.
As a parent, I really like the concept behind worry eaters. It gives parents a way of finding out what is going on in their child’s life – especially a child who might not easily talk about what is bothering them. My daughter is a bit too young for Worry Eaters, so we donated a Worry Eater to our local toy drive.
This would make a cute and thoughtful gift for any child. For more information about Worry Eaters, please visit the Haywire Group www.HaywireGroup.com/Worry-Eaters/Shop. You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.
What do you think about Worry Eaters? Do you think this is a great idea?