Discover what it's like to communicate freely & safely with little ones.
DardaCats is a huggable soft toy as well as a puppet; it’s a Plush Puppet! Perfect for Cuddles & Chats! Children can express themselves more freely when chatting through a DardaCat. Role playing encourages them to share difficult feelings or ask questions that they might otherwise keep to themselves.
Turn challenging moments of the daily routine into fun ones with DardaCats!
Through roleplaying, DardaCats has been helping parents motivate picky eaters, defuse bedtime tantrums, talk about scary things & model positive behavior.
Encourage little ones to express themselves during big transitions through DardaCats!
Talking through a DardaCat has been helping children struggling with speech, confidence, bullying, loss or any big life changes.
We all need a little help expressing how we are feeling sometimes.
DardaCats’ simple soft shape is designed to be approachable and huggable. Its big friendly eyes and easy to use mouth invites communication even for tiny hands with basic motor skills.
With our buy one give one model, DardaCats is reaching the children who need it the most.With every DardaCats purchased another is donated to one of our NGO partners. The NGO then assigns it to families who can benefit the most from it.
What parents & specialists are saying about DardaCats!
"DardaCats are incredible! They are round and squishy, a perfect friend to hold & squeeze. Their ‘marionette’ mouth lends to a child's imagination, I love hearing my girls having conversations with Reeshe & Toot."
- Mother of 2 girls
"As a Drama therapist I often use puppets in my therapy sessions and my DardaCat has become a significant tool, encouraging playful communication with children I work with. The DardaCat is versatile and can take on different roles based on the needs of the child. It can be held, listened to, spoken to and used for expressing difficult feelings. The creative possibilities are endless and that is why it's a magical tool for professionals, parents and children."
“DardaCats helped me transform traditional discussions & debates into funny & informative games. This triggered a positive impact where children started bonding with each other more, listening, & waiting for their turn to talk.“
- Karen, Social Worker
(during FPSS sessions)
" I agreed with Joud that every time he felt that he wants to express something complicated or just try to understand an event that happened, he can create a conversation between his 2 cats and see how they would respond to each others. I just sat and listened and tried to understand better. Later on, our cats became a part of every creative set up: Joud playing music and them singing or dancing, or him surprising his class friends over zoom by letting the cats read the letters or answer the teacher…"
" While Lu is usually the reserved observative type, with Wared she lets loose with her impersonations and jokes, feeling more confident to be her awesome self! And she never goes to bed without Wared :)"
- Mother of 1 girl
"One night I was having trouble getting my daughter to take her shower & get ready for bed, I was talking to her but she wasn’t listening. So I took « Toot » and started speaking to him as if I was speaking to her. Toot & I were having a conversation about the importance of each step before bedtime (brushing teeth, going to the toilet, reading a story and etc..). My daughter instantly stopped everything she was doing & started listening to every word I was saying, then sat next to me & all on her own told me: sorry mommy I will listen to you now & will get ready for bed!"