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Sesame Street in Communities

The Big Idea: Nurturing touch lets kids feel safe and loved. It helps brain development, too! 

Furry Fuzzy Hugs

Offering Comfort Age 0 to 6 10 Min


It’s always a good time for a hug…just for the sake of a hug! Cuddle up and click through the storybook together. Talk about the Muppets you see on each screen and why they’re hugging. Afterward, ask, “Can you think of names for any other kinds of hugs?” (happy hugs, sad hugs, mommy hugs, grandpa hugs, and so on). Finish with a big hug (or pat on the back, arm around the shoulder, squeeze of the hand, and so on)!