As students embark on a new school year, this enchanting story offers comfort, warmth, and a gentle reminder of the unwavering love of family.
In The Kissing Hand
, little Chester Raccoon is anxious about his first day of school and leaving his mother's side. To ease his worries, Chester's wise mother shares a special family tradition - the Kissing Hand.
With a simple kiss on his palm, Chester carries his mother's love wherever he goes, offering him the strength and confidence he needs to face new experiences.
Use this perennial favorite to encourage a conversation about feelings and emotions. Doing so will help younger children to express their own anxieties and receive reassurance from their teachers and peers.
And, if you'd like to help your students connect their feelings about school to their own kissing hand, you can dowload the paired worksheet and other resources for the book here.