West Bloomfield, MI (PRWEB) June 26, 2012
Jasper Pals are adorable worry dolls to comfort children when feeling homesick, in times of trouble, illness, anxiety, adjusting to a parents military deployment, changes at home, adapting to new surroundings, and just because they are just so darn cute.
Jasper Pals (JasperPals.com) are the result of a few cups of coffee shared between two friends, Lauren Altman and Debbie Hack. Being moms, the conversations always managed to shift to the subject of each of their children who range in age from young, tween, and teen.
Lauren, had left the corporate world and was running a successful on-line toy company, CoolZips.com, along with managing her eleven year old daughters business HannahsCoolWorld.com. Debbie had left a successful career in advertising and was ready for a new venture. Lauren shared a story with Debbie one day that went something like this:
A few summers ago, Lauren’s daughter, Hannah, came home from spending 24 days at overnight camp. She brought home a small bell on a string that her counselor gave to the kids in the bunk, to use as a worry bell.
The worry bell was for each child to help feel comfortable and not scared being away from home for such a long time. That way she could use the bell if she needed a hug or a smile to make her feel better. Better yet, it was small enough so that she could tie it around her neck or put it in her pocket where it could be safe and private if needed.
Debbie mentions, "That’s when the light bulb went on. What a fantastic idea! A special friend that can help kids in any kind of uncomfortable or anxious situation: school, camp, doctor visits or just everyday life. And that's how Jasper Pals were created."
The 2" wooden worry dolls are available in six loveable animals to choose from, including a Bunny, Frog, Pig, Dog, Cat and Panda. Each Jasper Pal is packaged in a soft brown keepsake bag. And at $6.99 each, Jasper Pals make the perfect gift and forever friend. They are available at JasperPals.com, retailers can also place wholesale orders at the site as well.
Helping kids learn there may be uncomfortable times that come their way, and they can get through them, is our goal for Jasper Pals.