Exciting New Opportunity To Teach Your Kids Emotional and Social Skills with Povi

This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Povi. I received compensation for my participation, but my opinions are my own.

I don't know if you follow the awesome world of Kickstarter, but ever since becoming a blogger, it's something that I've been in awe of. Every so often, there is a pretty amazing opportunity to learn about and support something new and innovative, and this is one of those times!

Today, there is a pretty unique opportunity called Povi, and it's something that parents and caregivers should take note of. Povi is an adorable, plush creature that connects parents to expert resources with the goal of helping their child develop and grow their social/emotional skills.

Why the focus on social/emotional growth? As parents and kids become more scheduled and busy, and as electronics consume the attention of children from a very early age, recognizing and communicating emotional needs has become difficult. It's just not as easy for our kids to learn to say how they feel and to communicate and resolve issues in a healthy way.

And that's why Povi was developed. The team at Povi has worked hard to ensure growth takes place with thoughtful, Povi-facilitated conversations between you and your child. Povi is not replacing human interaction the way some "tech toys" do; rather, it is encouraging interpersonal relationships and guiding parents to help their kids grow -- even if they struggle or have obstacles due to personality struggles or behaviour gaps.

A team of loving experts (parents, psychologists, and teachers) have come together to write the stories and make this happen. Parents and caregivers can finally get the support they need to tend to a very important part of raising a child with a platform of ongoing content from experts that can be accessed anytime.

If you've wondered about how your child is doing... really doing, there may be a place for Povi in your home. Even if you are confident that your child has the tools to express their emotions and cope with the increasing pressures of today's kids, I'm guessing that you can never have too much support in raising that healthy, happy kid. Povi's adorable interface, powered by a simple tech platform that channels the love and support of an expert community may have a happy home waiting at your house! And since Povi is designed to be used with the parent, it's not another tech toy you have to worry about being used to distract your child from real-world growth and development.

What will you get with Povi? The cuddly teaching tool 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. You can customize the Povi experience by picking the level that best matches the age of your child (3-4, 5-6 or 7-8.)

To make sure that Povi goes from 2-years of planning to a reality, be sure to support the Kickstarter campaign. There is a limited time to do so -- don't delay!  (You can also follow the team's progress on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.)