Cristina Tortolano

St. Raphael Academy
Smithfield, Rhode Island

"Omi & Friendz" is a collection of interactive stuffed toys that introduces mindfulness to kids in a fun & relatable way. Each friend supports social-emotional growth by using a STOP, BREATHE & RESET method. Omi the Elephant®, the first in the Mindful Buddiez collection, comes with 3 guided exercises that introduce mindful breathing, emotional regulation skills, and positive thinking. Kids simply listen to Omi's soothing voice as he guides them through a mindful breathing exercise and helps them feel calm. With Omi’s help, a child begins to understand how to self regulate their thoughts and feelings. Just push Omi's paws to hear a meditation or calming music. Omi has Friendz coming soon! Each Mindful Buddy introduces a key mindful concept to help cultivate kids into thoughtful & confident young adults.

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