I had the pleasure of reviewing an adorable, fun new product from EQtainment called “Q-time”. It’s the first board game of its kind to be released exclusively in all Target stores, designed to boost EQ – or emotional intelligence in kids ages 3-7: EQtainment’s Q’s Race to the Top.
Every parent has been there – the meltdown in the middle of the grocery aisle, the refusal to put on a pair of pants in the morning, the uncontrollable crying just because you gave them a broken cracker. Little ones losing hold over their emotions is sometimes inevitable, but now there are accessible (and fun) ways to put their social behavior back in their control.
With a growing body of research showing that improved EQ (or emotional) skills in children lead to better behavior and academic scores and are likely to lead to life success in career, relationships, health and happiness – EQtainment founder, Harvard-educated mother of 3 and TV personality Sofia Dickens has made it her mission to make this philosophy accessible to moms all over the country Larry King, Vanessa Lachey, Leann Rimes and even Willie Robertson are on board.
What to expect:
– Fun for the whole family
– Imaginative adventure through play, storytelling and questions
– An inspirational and fun learning environment to recognize, interpret and respond to emotions in oneself and others
– Practice essential life skills such as self awareness, impulse control, manners, empathy and intuition
I tried this out with my 7 and 4 year old kids. First of all I want to say that my daughter is OBSESSED with Q the monkey! She fell in love with him as soon as I opened the packaging! He is a little weighted so that he can rest easily on top of your child. He is meant to relax your child while they practice breathing exercises. She sat still for a good while and just watched Q going up and down as she breathed in and out. It was quite adorable.
The book I was given is a wonderful read-along storybook WITH cd! The story is about Q making decisions that result in bettering a situation for HIM, not his entire family. So in the story he learns that making decisions based on himself alone are not necessarily the best decisions and that he needs to consider other people as well. Such a great lesson to teach kids! Not to mention the illustrations are adorable and captivating.
Then there is the oh-so fun board game that we received! I will tell you right now, this game is so much fun and my kids really love playing it! It engages them with serious questions about social situations and proper behavior, gets them up and moving with challenging, kid-friendly physical tasks, and asks their opinions on important parent-kid conversation starters. This game is perfect for opening up discussions and really learning a lot about your kids. Not to mention the board game comes with the book “Q’s Wild Ride”!
You can find out more about these awesome toys by checking out their website at http://eqtainment.com/
Check out my Youtube video and see the board game in action here!
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