Slumberkins Honey Bear Kin - Gratitude

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Slumberkins' Honey Bear helps children learn to cultivate gratitude - "I have all I need, there are gifts all around. I'm grateful in my heart for the love I have found” —Honey Bear’s Affirmation

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Slumberkins is an emotional learning brand on a mission to empower children to be caring, confident, and resilient. Founded by a special education teacher and a family therapist, Slumberkins was created to bring effective early emotional learning tools into as many homes and schools as possible.

Honey Bear Promotes: Gratitude

Honey Bear Kin is the perfect size for children to carry with them as they develop a sense of imaginative play. Slumberkins' Honey Bear helps children learn to cultivate gratitude and bring awareness of the things in their everyday lives that they can be grateful for having.

What's Included:

The Kin - Perfect for play and hugs, with stuffed arms and legs that 3+ little ones can grab onto.

The Board Book - Honey Bear Kin comes with the lesson book “Honey Bear's Gifts of Nature”.

The Affirmation Card - A daily affirmation for your child to practice and carry with them wherever they go.

  • Machine washable, air dry
  • Intentionally designed without detachable plastic pieces to give caretakers peace of mind
  • Kins measure 6" W x 14" L
  • Soft and silky fur, perfect for smooshy hugs
  • Stuffed with hypoallergenic fiberfill
  • 100% Polyester material
  • Board Book (measures 
5" W x 7" L) & Affirmation Card (Affirmation Card style may vary)
  • Suitable from birth
  • CE Safety certified

Honey Bear's Gifts of Nature Board Book

The world gives us so much to celebrate and care for, and “Honey Bear’s Gifts of Nature” reminds us to express gratitude for every bit of it. This story follows Honey Bear as she discovers and explores all the beauty the earth offers. As Honey Bear gardens, listens to the bees, and notices all the amazing sights, sounds, and smells around her, she teaches children to practice an abundance mindset and to respect all of nature’s gifts.

Honey Bear helps your child appreciate the little things in life

  • 8dc2ed1ad5dd--feelings-bullet-honeybear-b66529.svg?v=1625151807 Abundance mentality
  • 8dc2ed1ad5dd--feelings-bullet-honeybear-b66529.svg?v=1625151807 Staying present
  • 8dc2ed1ad5dd--feelings-bullet-honeybear-b66529.svg?v=1625151807 Feeling thankful

Set out on a journey of gratitude with Honey Bear, one of the snuggly, supportive members of the Slumberkins Caring Crew. Complete with board books, educational resources, and huggable Honey Bear plushes, the Honey Bear collection will help you and your little ones practice giving and receiving thanks.

The Honey Bear bundle comes with a book, an affirmation card, and a soft and snuggly Honey Bear plush, available as a classic Honey Bear stuffed animal. Your little one will love holding Honey Bear and will make for a great companion as they embark on their first moments of mindfulness or cozy up for a story with their new board books.

In the book, Honey Bear’s Gifts of Nature, Honey Bear learns about thankfulness and applies it to the natural world, teaching stewardship of nature and introducing little ones to the transformative power of maintaining an abundance mindset. With colorful, calming illustrations and thoughtfully written text story-time is bound to bee as sweet as honey.

Every time your child picks up their Honey Bear book and plushes, they can connect to their surroundings and themselves, remain mindful of the present moment, and begin to appreciate the gifts gratitude can bring. Honey Bear is sure to be a wonderful keepsake for years to come and a sweet reminder that there is always lots to be thankful for. With a positive outlook and a hand in Honey Bear’s gentle paw, your kids can take on childhood challenges with a smile.

Our Approach

Connect-to-Grow: We employ a “Connect-to-Grow” approach that can be summed up as “connect, reflect, practice, grow.” While learning will always start with connection, our approach is intended to be dynamic, rather than a step-by-step process.

Connect: Our creatures are relatable for a reason. They help parents facilitate meaningful moments of connection that allow children to feel seen, valued, and loved at the deepest level. Allowing all feelings to be expressed in these moments of connection helps solidify the bonds that are essential for an emotionally healthy childhood.

Reflect: Here we apply two definitions of “reflect,” the first meaning to mirror. Young children develop a sense of self when their parents and primary caregivers mirror and reflect back the child’s feelings, responses, and actions.

“You look like you are about to cry. Your eyes are watering, you’re holding your breath, and you’re looking down at your shoes.”

As we help our children build a sense of self and understand what it means to be human, mirroring is a way we can show our children that we accept them and that we promote the full and healthy expression of emotions.

This brings us to the other meaning of reflect. When children feel seen, heard, and understood by their parents, they can feel safe to engage in self-reflection. Parents can model self-talk, approach difficult feelings with curiosity rather than judgment, and use deep breathing or body regulation techniques to help their children internalize behavior that encourages self-reflection.

Practice: To reinforce the connection we have with our children, we must actively participate in their emotional growth journey, repeating these processes of “connect” and “reflect.” When children see a parent identify their emotions, acknowledge their mistakes, and practice self-awareness, they are actively gaining tools and coping mechanisms for emotional wellness.

Slumberkins affirmations proactively support building emotional health and resiliency for more meaningful moments throughout the day.

"I have all I need, there are gifts all around. I'm grateful in my heart for the love I have found” —Honey Bear’s Affirmation

Grow: Growth isn’t a “final step” or linear progression. Emotional growth can be messy and uncomfortable and can start at any age. When we engage in our children’s emotional development early, we can empower them to be more caring, confident, and resilient, where they see every experience—pleasant or difficult—as an opportunity for growth.

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We want you to feel confident supporting your child’s early emotional development. We invite you to meet our creatures and apply our Connect-to-Grow approach through storytelling, affirmation practice and play.