Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Kissing Hand

If your looking for an encouraging and heartfelt story to start off your child's school year, I recommend The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn.

My own Kindergartner has been struggling with the new school year and leaving Momma all day, so I've been giving her a kissing hand each morning to help comfort her when she misses me throughout the day.

For more information about this wonderful book, read the Amazon review below:
"Chester Raccoon doesn't want to go to school--he wants to stay home with his mother. She assures him that he'll love school--with its promise of new friends, new toys, and new books. Even better, she has a special secret that's been in the family for years--the Kissing Hand. This secret, she tells him, will make school seem as cozy as home. She takes her son's hand, spreads his tiny fingers into a fan and kisses his palm--smack dab in the middle: "Chester felt his mother's kiss rush from his hand, up his arm, and into his heart." Whenever he feels lonely at school, all he has to do is press his hand to his cheek to feel the warmth of his mother's kiss. Chester is so pleased with his Kissing Hand that he--in a genuinely touching moment--gives his mom a Kissing Hand, too, to comfort her when he is away. Audrey Penn's The Kissing Hand, published by the Child Welfare League of America, is just the right book for any child taking that fledgling plunge into preschool--or for any youngster who is temporarily separated from home or loved ones. The rough but endearing raccoon illustrations are as satisfying and soothing for anxious children as the simple story." (Ages 5 and older) --Karin

Take Care,

Jen

8 comments:

Christy said...

This is a great book. We have been reading it a lot lately. My son is starting K in two weeks (we start so late!) and my daughter is starting pre-K. I wrote a post about some of our fav school books yesterday.

~Bobbi~ said...

I love this book for when they start Kinder!!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm glad you're still doing well! I was wondering about you!

Preschool Playbook said...

I so hope your little one starts enjoying her day more. I know being a teacher my view is supposed to be different, but I still love half day kindergarten. I was so happy that our school district didn't go to full day when my youngest started. I think it's a lot for little ones! Good luck.

The Blonde Duck said...

So is it a boy or girl?!?!:)

Jenni Jiggety said...

I love that book! It is SO sweet!

Lynnie said...

Wow, you guys aren't homeschooling anymore? I haven't gotten a chance to read blogs in a while so I'm not up to date! Good luck and I hope they get used to school and really love it! We start next week, Mayla in K, Ibby in preschool, and I am teaching pre-K!

I heard your exciting news! Good luck with your pregnancy! I will be checking regularly to find out when your little boy is born!

Chels said...

I like both of your blogs! Usborne books are fantastic!

This book looks great and I've never heard of it. We're always looking out for good reads. thanks for the post. If you'd like to link one of your book reviews to my new blog feature, Bookworm Beginnings, I'd love it!
http://fantasticfind.blogspot.com/2009/10/bookworm-beginnings.html
I love hearing from others and sharing is my favorite!
Chels

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