Every parent wishes they knew what their child was feeling at all times, and when we found these handmade Kimochi emotion dolls, we knew we had just the ticket to tapping in to our kids’ emotions via a lovable, wool felt toy. Little ones can cuddle up to their Kimochi doll and communicate their feelings by selecting one of eight moods to display in their stuffed friend. Conceived by Oscar winning animation producer Nina Rappaport-Rowan and her business partner Meridth Brown, and handcrafted by doll artist Cody Thompson in her Rhode Island studio, we’re ‘happy’ that such an emotive doll can help clue us in to our sometimes ‘shy’ children.

+ Kimochi Doll $89