The Kissing Hand

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Developed by:Oceanhouse Media, Inc.


Ages: 2-5

Join Chester Racoon in this interactive book app as his mother shares a family secret called The Kissing Hand to help ease his fears about going to school. Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. A New York Times #1 bestseller, this heartwarming book has become a children's classic, touching the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation. (iTunes)

Tip for Parents: Talk about Connections!

Prior to reading this story, talk to your child about connections; how often times readers are reminded about something in their own lives when reading a book.  This is called a text to self connection which helps readers better comprehend and enjoy the story.  As you read this story with your child, prompt them along the way by asking them questions such as “Have you ever felt that way?”, “Has that ever happened to you?”, “Does this remind you of something in your life?” This will help your child to put themselves in the character’s shoes - another awesome reading skill! Scaffold for various ages with more or less prompting.  For younger kiddos ages 2-3, ask them to identify and tap particular objects. The app will say and show the name of the object; have them to repeat the names to help them increase their vocabulary.