Sunday Spotlight on Children’s Books: The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

 

ChildrenbookspotlightEver had a child who had separation anxiety? I love to share the story of “The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn.

Story summary: It’s hard to say goodbye to your mom or dad. Little ones who have a hard time separating may enjoy this short tale about Chester Raccoon who doesn’t want to go to night school. He is scared about leaving his mommy.

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Mom shares a family secret with him that helps warm Chester’s heart…and gives him the courage to go to night school. He knows his mom will be home waiting for him after school.

I love the message of this story and the cute ritual you can do with your own child. Children love rituals–it helps them feel secure and helps serve as a signal for a routine. Read this story with your little one, adopt the ritual or use the story to create one of your own.

Suggested ages: 3-5 years

RELATED: How to Ease your Child’s Separation Anxiety

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