Bear Hugs

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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…

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… 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.

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She ended with big giggles before we needed a repeat!

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As with any tickling game, make sure your little one is enjoying the activity and stop as soon as he or she shows discomfort.

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But I’d say we had a bear-y good time.

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