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The Kissing Hand

The Kissing Hand



In this heartfelt book app, a baby raccoon learns to overcome his fear of separating from his mother.
The Bottom Line
By presenting a powerful story about the love between a mother and her child and how that love helps the baby overcome his fears, this book app creates a bonding experience for parents and their kids.

The Story

Little Chester Raccoon doesn't want to go to school because it means separating from his mother. To give Chester the courage to try something new, his mother shares a family secret. By placing a special kiss on the palm of the little raccoon's hand, his mother explains that he now carries her kiss with him always. By touching his "kissing hand" to his face whenever he is scared, Chester will know that his mother's love is with him always.

App Analysis

When kids tap the lovely illustrations, they see word associations. And while there is no interactivity, the rich soundtrack and warmly-told story shine through to create a special story of love. Plus, in the iOS version, family members, or even children themselves, can record reading the story and opt to listen to their own narration.

Best For

Since many children find going to sleep to be scary, this loving tradition of sharing a kiss may be just what they need to face their fear of the dark. This is a powerful story about the love between a mother and her child. Download this one -- it is special.

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The Kissing Hand
Released: 12/4/2012
Company: Oceanhouse Media
Price: 1.99
Platforms: Android
iPod Touch
Available: Apple App Store
Google Play

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