Some days just call for extra hugs, and here’s an extra fun way to give them. I first demonstrated on a teddy bear to get Veronika giggling. Give a stuffed bear (or any stuffed animal) a big hug, then…
… tickle tickle tickle! I gave Veronika the bear so she could hug and tickle, which earned a big smile. Now it was her turn. I scooped her into my arms for a big hug, then started tickling gently over her back and tummy.
She ended with big giggles before we needed a repeat!
As with any tickling game, make sure your little one is enjoying the activity and stop as soon as he or she shows discomfort.
But I’d say we had a bear-y good time.