emoshi is designed to reduce children’s stress and anxiety when staying in paediatric wards through teaching patients how to express their emotions. emoshi contains a range of interactive activities to help children to learn the names and feelings of different emotions, allowing them to explain to hospital staff how they are feeling in order to receive the relevant care. Studies have proven that stress and anxiety is a huge problem for young patients and can lead to longer recovery times and even Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. One of the main causes of stress and anxiety is children’s inability to communicate their emotions. This can lead to the miscommunication of emotions, resulting in children receiving the incorrect care and unnecessary painkillers from medical staff as emotions such as confusion, scared and boredom are mistaken with feelings of pain. This can lead to longer recovery times and increased costs for the hospitals. Furthermore, research has proven more play is necessary in hospitals in order to provide children with the mental stimulation that they require to develop. The emoshi pack includes an interactive book that guides carers theough the play so that they are able to teach their child how to communicate their emotions without the assistance of medical staff. The product helps children to understand eight key emotions; excited, scared, happy, okay, sad, confused, bored and poorly. The minimalist stylisation of the emoshi’s expressions are easy for young children to identify and understand. The ergonomic form of the emoshi’s ensures that they are comfortable for young children to hold and interact with. Additionally, the angled flat faces enable the user to see the emoshi’s expression when positioned below the eye line. emoshi aims to help to improve children’s hospital experience and to reduce patient recovery times through allowing children to learn and develop key communication skills through play in order to reduce stress and anxiety.