EQtainment provides toys and tools that moms and kids love to use, and that really work. Centered around Q, a genius monkey with a lot to learn about life. Q has a high IQ but a not so high EQ. Q is still learning social skills, feeling identification, verbalization, manners, self awareness, impulse control, creative thinking, and empathy. All EQtainment’s products allow kids to practice these skills with Q by answering questions and doing fun physical activities. In Q’s Race to the Top Boardgame, kids move their game piece toward the top of Q’s tree house by answering a question from a deck of 150 You, Q, and Do cards. Each card targets a specific aspect of EQ: You cards ask kids questions about themselves, promoting feeling identification and verbalization; Q cards ask kids to advise the monkey Q on social scenarios, building empathy and personal relationships; and Do cards are fun and silly physical activities that improve balance and coordination. All of the skills practiced and learned through playing Q’s Race to the Top are key elements of emotional intelligence. Improvements in emotional intelligence have been shown to lead to school readiness as well as future success. Better social skills and fewer meltdowns? Every mom knows that learning to identify and control emotions is a key part of childhood. Experts call these skills emotional intelligence. Parents call these skills success. Emotional intelligence has been linked to happier and more fulfilled lives. What is so exciting is that these skills can be taught. EQtainment, an educational media company, is on a mission to make learning emotional intelligence fun and affordable for children globally. Founder and CEO Sofia Dickens, a former TV personality and educational media presenter, started the company after being unable to find tools to teach EQ skills to her own three children. Sofia first became interested in the impact of emotional intelligence as a student at Harvard. Now, after years of researching, Sofia has created a line of products that any mom, dad, or teacher can use to practice EQ at home or at school. Q Toys and Tools can teach the skills vital to the child’s success.