We love reading together as a family! It’s my go-to activity to calm the kids (and myself). We are in the library’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, and are approaching 700 books read! Whoohoo! To read 1000 books in 1 year, you need to read 3 kids books a day – easy, right?
With my daughter in 4k, we started receiving those awesome Scholastic flyers with good deals on books. Being a book-lover and frugal gal, I couldn’t resist buying a few books by Mo Willems (for less than the bookstore’s price) and this gem of a book for $1!
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn is such a beautiful story about a mom sending her little racoon off to school. She’s a clever mom (like we all try to be) who comes up with a way to help her son feel loved when he’s away at school. It’s so sweet and one of those books that makes me get a little choked up at the end!
If you or your child is having separation anxiety, this is a wonderful book for you!
My son loves this book. He also loves Mo Willems, having just “met” Mo two days ago with a birthday present from my brother. 🙂
This is one of my favorites. This is a beautiful story.
I hadn’t heard of it until my daughter’s teacher read it to them and shared it in a note that went home. It’s so good!
We have it at home. I always kiss her palms when we read it and then she will do mine to. 🙂 So sweet!
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It’s THAT time of year again: back to school! Here’s one awesome book that I may be reading my kids before my daughter’s first day of 5K. Check it out!