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,


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Summer Memories!

Fun at the beach!

Sunshine girl on the tree swing!

Peanut having fun, too!

Salamander hunting!

Crowns of Daisies!

Lots of summer birthday parties!

Lovin' the hats!

Now it is time for Back To School! We'll miss you summer fun, but we are looking forward to pumpkins, fall leaves, and the cool nights of Autumn.

Happy Wordless Wednesday!


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