This is a snuggly class. They are constantly touching me. I call it “checking in.” A child comes up to me, holds my hand for a minute, and then runs back to play. Another child comes and leans on me for a while, and then when he leaves, another child comes over for a hug. They don’t even talk about it, they just come and get their little snuggle, and off they go.
We read “Snuggle Wuggle” today, and I told them that we were reading it because they are so snuggly. A few of them then proudly announced that they were planning to snuggle me at recess. And sure enough, several children came over to me at different times to lean on me.