Kimochis (KEY-MOE-CHEE) are communication tools that give children the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to recognize and manage their emotions, demonstrate caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships in order to make responsible decisions to handle challenging situations constructively. 

Kimochis, meaning feelings in Japanese, are a great resource for professionals, parents and military to easily and quickly help kids. To learn more about Kimochis, visit

    The Partnership

    Ellen has been the Education Director, Curriculum Author and Master Trainer for Plushy Feely Corp. since 2008. She also is a Master Trainer on a 5-year Kimochis contract for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). Ellen Dodge, the Education Director, is now bringing social emotional learning to parents through the parenting partner. 

    Ellen’s commitment to her field of work as well as Kimochis has lead to a direct positive impact in the lives of children and their families internationally. While Kimochis are primarily emphasized in schools, Ellen’s life dream is to bring these social emotional learning tools into the home. She believes her goal of bringing better communication skills directly into the home can be better supported with the use Kimochis.