Preschool Storytime: Hugs!

Here’s a storytime about Hugs for you and your 3-5-year-old children to enjoy


Featured Books:

Nobody Hugs a Cactus Opens in new windowNobody Hugs a Cactus by Carter Goodrich

I Need a Hug. Opens in new window

I Need a Hug by Aaron Blabey

Sing (To the tune of "If you’re happy and you know it")

If you want to hear a story, clap your hands
If you want to hear a story, clap your hands
If you want to hear a story, if you want to hear a story, if you want to hear a story, clap your hands.

More verses: Stomp your feet, spin around, do all three, sit right down.

Read: Nobody Hugs a Cactus by Carter Goodrich 
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 

Action Rhyme- I Have A Little Heart

I have a little heart, (place hand over heart)
And it goes thump, thump, thump (pat chest three times)
It keeps right on beating,
When I jump, jump, jump (jump three times)
I get a special feeling, when I look at you. (point to child)
It makes me want to give you a hug or two. (hug yourself)

I Need a Hug by Aaron Blabey
Publisher: Scholastic Press 

Action Song:  Hug Your Bear (To tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Hug, hug, hug your bear (Cross arms and hug self, squeezing to beat)
Squeeze him very tight
Hold him high and help him fly (Put arms up like holding stuffed bear in the air)
Then hug with all your might.  (Hug self again)

REPEAT