Book Study of The Month

  • The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

    Posted by Litonya Gant on 9/1/2020

    The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

    Kissing Hand

    School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary.


    Before Reading:
    • Ask your child what animals they see on the front and back covers of the book.
    • Discuss what time of day the story shows.
    During Reading:
    • Throughout the story, ask your child if they like to do some of the same things Chester likes to do and if they felt the same way Chester did about coming to school.
    • Assign each character a movement (ex. for Chester, make a mask out of hands). Everytime you mention the character in the book, have the child make the movement.
    • Dramatize with masks or puppets.

    Read Aloud: The Kissing Hand Read Aloud

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