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Povi is a tech toy that helps your child build emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence is the ability to stay aware of your emotions – it’s the key to an even temperament. And this toy can help your child develop it.

It’s called Povi, and it’s a plush toy that tells stories. But not just any stories – these are curated by psychologists, teachers, parents and other experts to help your child develop emotional intelligence.

All the stories are based on real children’s experiences. The idea is your child can identify with the story, and that by discussing it with their parents, they can learn to monitor their emotions in a range of scenarios.

Hopefully it’ll mean fewer tears when things don’t go their way.

It should make it a lot easier to discuss things with your child, as it provides a jumping off point.

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There’s an app too. This means you can download new stories tailored for different ages and interests. It also provides follow-up questions for parents to use to guide conversations. You can rate stories and authors through the app, so Povi knows which are being well received.

It’s raised over $18,000 so far, but has a long way to go if it’s to reach its $250,000 goal. Though there are still 31 days left in the campaign. Pledge $45 (£31), and – if it’s successful – it can be yours when it ships in November.

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