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Building Connections

Meet Otter


Otter helps your child feel connected to the ones they love

  • Separation anxiety
  • Foster families
  • Divorce

New Music by A Great Big World

It's time for a dance party! Listen to "Heart Family," the first single inspired by Otter's affirmation which celebrates connectivity and family. Available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, and Pandora! Plus, you can pre-save the album here.

Otter's "Heart Family" Single
I am connected and loved even if we are far apart. I'll keep you with me held here in my heart.

— Otter's Affirmation

Otter snuggler holding a mini heart

Our love connects us

Learning to build connections is a crucial part of emotional wellness. Download free activities with various strategies and worksheets that reaffirm the importance of nurturing healthy and strong relationships.

An example of a Building Connections worksheet with various questions and activities
“Such a sweet book and stuffy to go along with it.”

Jessi

The Slumberkins Otter Bundle comes with an Otter plush (either the Otter stuffed animal Kin plush or the blanket style Snuggler plush), an affirmation card, and two Otter books about building connections. Our Otter collection has many other combinations and options, too, from a bigger, classroom-friendly version of the book Otter’s Community Grows: A Lesson in Building Connections to a set of matching plush Connection Hearts to share with a loved one near or far.

Snuggle up with your little one (and Otter, of course) to read Otter’s books on connection aloud. The time spent together will help foster a secure and meaningful connection between you and your little one—a strong connection that will remain even during times of separation. When kids are feeling lonely or upset, they can cuddle their very own Otter and remember that they’re forever in your heart (just like you’re forever in theirs).

Children depend upon the adults in their lives for just about everything. All of our toys and stories are designed by experts to teach social-emotional learning skills, so you can rest assured that you’re helping the kids you care for develop strong emotional foundations and build important bonds when you introduce them to Otter. 

We understand the stress that comes along with being separated from the people you love. Otter is understanding of this too and is ready to help you and your child interact, connect, and reflect on the way you’re feeling—together.

mother and daughter reading otter's book

The Slumberkins Otter Bundle comes with an Otter plush (either the Otter stuffed animal Kin plush or the blanket style Snuggler plush), an affirmation card, and two Otter books about building connections. Our Otter collection has many other combinations and options, too, from a bigger, classroom-friendly version of the book Otter’s Community Grows: A Lesson in Building Connections to a set of matching plush Connection Hearts to share with a loved one near or far.

Snuggle up with your little one (and Otter, of course) to read Otter’s books on connection aloud. The time spent together will help foster a secure and meaningful connection between you and your little one—a strong connection that will remain even during times of separation. When kids are feeling lonely or upset, they can cuddle their very own Otter and remember that they’re forever in your heart (just like you’re forever in theirs).

Children depend upon the adults in their lives for just about everything. All of our toys and stories are designed by experts to teach social-emotional learning skills, so you can rest assured that you’re helping the kids you care for develop strong emotional foundations and build important bonds when you introduce them to Otter. 

We understand the stress that comes along with being separated from the people you love. Otter is understanding of this too and is ready to help you and your child interact, connect, and reflect on the way you’re feeling—together.