A new line of stuffed animals by educational toy company Chalk & Chuckles is now on sale at Barnes & Noble, and their message of kindness is set to make waves with kids and parents everywhere. Aptly named Caring Cats, these kitties are on a mission to teach kids about important life skills like empathy, support, and generosity — just to name a few. With cutesy names like "ChattyChoo" and "MakerMax," each plush cat is uniquely designed to inspire children to engage in acts of kindness.
According to the company's website, "The Caring Cats are here to help spread the powerful message of kindness and empathy in the gentlest possible way, which is also fun & engaging. They have super care powers — like love, patience, thoughtfulness, joy, and generosity." So, they're toys with the ability to teach my kids how to be better people? Sign me up.
Each Caring Cat features a different skills set that children can relate to and model, as well as note cards and stamp pads to help encourage children to spread words of kindness to family and friends. Through story cards and "kind missions" included with each Caring Cat, children can learn more about each cat and how they can implement certain skills to better their own lives and the lives of others. See for yourself just how adorable Caring Cats are and what they might be able to help teach your child through play.