Hi! I’m Huggtopus!

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I am very affectionate, all smiles and hugs. Sometimes, I get carried away by my big friendly personality and can get out of control! I always mean well, but I am not always aware of the needs of others because I haven’t  learned how to read body language and respect boundaries yet. I can still make anyone feel better with my big hugs!

If you know a child who’s a bit like me, here are some helpful Tools from the Kimochis® Educator’s Tool Kit: Early Childhood Edition to help with attention and focus.

SOS Tools

Cutting in Line: Communication Tap and Practicing Predictable Situations (Pgs. 29-30)

Interrupting and Distracting: Too Distracting (Pgs. 94-95)

Personal Space Boundary: Oops, You’re Too Close (Pg. 178)

Own Feelings: Name It (Pgs. 186-187)

Impulse Control and Attention: Musical Kimochis (Pgs. 176-177)Bring Yourself Back and Red Light and Green Light Friends (Pg. 177)

Quitting: Practicing Perseverance (Pgs. 188-189)

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Huggtopus is ready to play! But, when her big, friendly personality becomes a bit too much for her friends, Huggtopus learns an important lesson. For fun to be fun, it has to be fun for everyone. Illustrated by award winning artist Hanako Wakiyama.