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Hi! I’m Huggtopus!
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.
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.