Slumberkins Sprite Kin - Grief and Loss

from Slumberkins' Kins range

£43.00

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Sprite Kin helps provide comfort and opens the door to healthy conversations about loss. - "Though today is hard, I going to start the journey ahead with you in my heart” —Sprite’s Affirmation.

Full description

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.

Sprite Promotes: Grief & Loss Support

Children experience grief and loss differently as they get older. Sprite Kin helps provide comfort and opens the door to healthy conversations about loss. Sprite can help you start these conversations with children while encouraging them to remember that those who are no longer by our side continue to live within our hearts.

Sprite supports your child as they grieve the loss of a loved one

  • f25ebb915fe2--feelings-bullet-sprite-fdf881.svg?v=1625154823 Processing grief
  • f25ebb915fe2--feelings-bullet-sprite-fdf881.svg?v=1625154823 Coping with loss
  • f25ebb915fe2--feelings-bullet-sprite-fdf881.svg?v=1625154823 Articulating heavy emotions

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 - Sprite Kin comes with the lesson book “Sprite Offers Comfort”.

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

Sprite Offers Comfort Board Book

Coping with grief and loss can be overwhelming, and finding the right words to talk to our children about it can feel impossible. Sprite's story helps you find a place to start as you help a child navigate loss.

Most of us didn’t grow up learning how to talk about grief or process how it affects our bodies, minds, and emotions. This interactive board book is a tool to help start that difficult conversation. Children will learn that they are not alone, and while this moment is challenging, the memory of the loved one will always be with them no matter where they go.

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.

“Though today is hard, I going to start the journey ahead with you in my heart” —Sprite’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.

Our Product

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.