Launch Furry Fuzzy Hugs

To develop skills for resilience, kids need the encouragement and support of a caring grown-up. Hugs and physical comfort can help little ones feel secure and supported, and give them the confidence to venture out and try new things, make mistakes, and learn!

Cuddle up and read this storybook together. Use it as a time to load up on hugs! Each time you read the word “hugs,” give little ones a cuddly squeeze. After you finish reading, make up a special hug that just the two of you can share. You might hug, rub your little one’s back, and whisper a comforting phrase like, “I love you.” No matter what type of hug you give, it will assure little ones that they’re cared for.