About the Itsits
Children’s Edutainment in Motion
The ItsIts characters share their amusing stories and antics to educate and entertain (edutain) children.
The ItsIts were created to help teach counselors, teachers, and parents how to best address the emotional needs of children. The specific needs are; Self-Love, Self-Power, Intimacy/Communication, Solitude, Equality, and Influence.
Each ItsIt represents an emotional need. Becoming a self confident, capable and happy person requires the ability to identify and
understand each need and how they help to creative, positive coping skills.
Every day without thinking, all of us try to fulfill one or all of these needs. How we go about this task impacts how positively or negatively we think, feel, and act.
Each Itsit has a symbol in their stomach that changes whenever they face troubling situations. Which often happens in the island of Itsitville, home of the itsits.
Lurking in ItsItville, deep in the muddy swamp of the island, is K-OS the bully. K-OS delights in causing trouble and bullying the ItsIts. Through different scenarios presented in the Itsit books, children begin to absorb and understand better the six emotional needs to help them successfully deal with bullying or other types of difficult issues. Understanding this will help them make better decisions and choices.
Let's learn more about the wacky Itsits.
Hi, I'm ItsMe, the Self-Love Itsit
I represent your Self-Esteem. I’m kind, gentle, klutzy and a peacemaker, but when pushed, I have a temper. My tender heart gets holes in it when I am hurt or someone else is being hurt. I help kids to love and respect themselves so that they can build positive self-esteem. I don’t like anger.
My favorite saying is, “Give me a wink.”
I play the keyboard.
I don't like anger.
Hi, I'm Dynomi, the Self-Power Itsit
I represent your Self-Value. I’m independent and optimistic. I love being responsible. I teach kids to increase their self-value, which is powerful. I teach kids to increase their self power and to be positive. My lightning rod falls sideways when I feel frightened.
My favorite saying is, “PowerUp.”
I play the drums.
I don't like whiners.
Hi, I'm ChitChat, the Intimacy Itsit
I represent Communication. I’m friendly, understanding and a wee bit chatty. I say what I mean, mean what I say, but never say it mean. I’m easy to hang out with because I’m a good listener. I teach kids about communication in their relationships. My sun dims when there is trouble or things become stressful.
My favorite saying is, “Go take a slide.”
I love my ukulele.
I don't like gossip.
Hi, I'm Solo, the Solitude Itsit
I represent Choices. I’m the thinker! I like to understand my feelings and have a good sense of humor. I teach kids to explore their feelings and thoughts so they have a better understanding of themselves and others. I also help kids make good choices. I cover up my stomach whenever I feel I need to protect my inner self.
My favorite saying is, “I gotta think, I gotta think.”
I play the fiddle and saxophone.
I don't like sarcasm or mean jokes.
Hi, I'm Driver, the Influence Itsit
I represent Success. I’m a good leader, but not pushy. I’m logical and make things happen without anyone getting hurt. I teach kids to be motivated. I can be a little bossy if things aren’t happening fast enough, and I love achieving my goals.
My favorite saying is, “Bend a toe.”
My gears get begin turning when there is a situation I can’t seem to handle.
I don't like liars.
Hi, I'm EQ, the Equality Itsit
Hi, I’m EQ, the Equality ItsIt – I represent Respect and I'm curious and accepting. I’m fair-minded and teach kids that different is good and everyone is valuable. Sometimes I stutter, so I don’t like teasing. My rainbow turns black when others don't accept people different from themselves.
I rock on the guitar.
My favorite saying is, “I’m likin’it.”
I don't like rude people.
I'm K-OS, a bully Itsit
I represent Confusion and Turmoil. I’m nasty, and uncaring and like to intimidate the ItsIts. I chew on rocks and spit and bully someone until they are upset or I get what I want. Those ItsIts and their music make me want to puke.
My friends and I plan to take over ItsItville. Those ItsIts won’t be singing then.
My favorite saying is, “Hit the dirt.”
My hidden secret … I wish I could have as much fun as the ItsIts.
Good day, I'm Shrink, the wise owl
I represent Wisdom. My wisdom and insight are exceptional when it comes to understanding emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. I can be somewhat of a grump when my routine is upset. I’ve been living peacefully in my tree, before the Itsits came to me.
Why, oh why, did they pick my tree to build their treehouse, mercy me?
My favorite saying, since the ItsIts came into my life is, “Lock your lips.”
My hidden secret … It’s fun sharing my tree with those little ItsIt critters, but don't ever let them know I said that.
The Relationship Triangle
The relationship triangle is an essential piece in understanding how the ItsIts work together to help keep a child's emotions healthy and balanced.