Purrble helps students take the first step toward calm. The toy’s development began with an in-depth research process that studied how engaging play can help children focus, feel calm, and process big emotions. By soothing Purrble, students learn how to self-soothe when their own big emotions bubble up. When students are calm and focused, they’re readier and more able to practice their Second Step emotion-processing skills. Committee for Children is continuing to explore how Purrble can help students develop emotion-processing skills, especially in school environments. Purrble is most appropriate for students ages 5–12, though there is a growing body of research pointing to Purrble’s usefulness with older kids in special education and Tier 2 settings.