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Playful Worry Animals

Lost+Found Boasts Three Types of Worry Animals by KidEssence

— August 4, 2020 — Life-Stages
Lost+Found is a Toronto-based business that prioritizes mental wellbeing, "even in the face of trauma and heartbreak," and one of the shop's newest additions is the Worry Animals by KidEssence. The products are designed to be cuddly and comforting, boasting playful patterns and style accents. Geared toward kids in elementary and middle school, the toys help children "share their worries and gobble them up in a safe zip-up pouch." The desired outcome is for kids to feel less anxious.

The Worry Animals come in three varieties—one is a Panda, another one a Yeti, and the third one is a Unicorn. Each toy comes equipped with a notepad, while the zipper pouch also doubles as the creature's mouth. Playful and comforting, the Worry Animals measure at 8 x 10 inches and retail for $35 CAD.

Image Credit: Lost+Found
Trend Themes
1. Mental Health Toys - Opportunity for businesses to create comforting toys for children to help them share their worries and feel less anxious.
2. Playful Therapy Products - Opportunity for businesses to create fun and playful therapy products to promote mental health.
3. Customizable Therapy Plushies - Opportunity for businesses to create customizable plush toys equipped with notepads and zip-up pouches for children to share their worries.
Industry Implications
1. Toy Manufacturing - The toy manufacturing industry can explore the opportunity to produce toys that promote mental health, such as the Worry Animals by KidEssence.
2. Therapy and Counseling Services - Therapy and counseling services can incorporate playful products like the Worry Animals into their treatment methods to make sessions more enjoyable for children.
3. Education - Schools can consider using comforting toys like the Worry Animals in classrooms to help children with anxiety and promote mental health in a fun way.
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