A pet animal, a hand puppet, a warming friend - Billy the Cat is three products in one. It feels almost like a real animal, especially when you fill the enclosed pouch with heat-storing material (e.g. cherry pips) which can be warmed up on the radiator or in the microwave. This is particularly relaxing and arouses feelings of nurture in children and in adults. Washsable up to 40oC.
Empathy dolls have been shown to be very effective at developing emotional awareness in Early Years Settings Children need to be aware of not only their own emotions but be able to respond to the feelings and emotions of other people too. For children with special educational needs this can be particularly difficult and can hinder their ability to form relationships. Using Empathy Dolls may help to nurture these skills.