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. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children’s classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, or going to camp.
This sweet back to school book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like being nervous to go off on your own. It is also great for character analysis and for inferencing as well as for targeting /r/, /k/, /ch/, /st/ and /er/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Kissing Hand in speech therapy below: