[Insert name here] story all about touching • Touching and hugging feels nice and lots of people like to be hugged. Hugs and touches always need to be soft and gentle. • Babies need a lot of help from adults. We use our touch to help them do the things they cannot do. PHOTO OF child AS BABY HELD BY MUM/DAD • As you get older hugs, touches and kisses become more special and you save them for special people. These are my special people and it’s ok to touch, hug and kiss them. PHOTO OF child’s FAMILY • I also have special pets. I must be very gentle when I hold or touch them. PHOTO • As well as my family, I know lots of other people. I have friends at school. PHOTO • I DO NOT [insert issues here] these people. • Adults in school. • PHOTOS • People and I meet when I am outside my house. • PHOTOS If I want to say hello, a good way is to shake hands. PHOTO If I want to say something I must go near to the person, but not right into their face. 2 PHOTOS Too close and just right? Which would you like? People like this JUST RIGHT PHOTO • But if I am cuddling my special people, I must be soft and gentle. Nobody likes strong hugs – they hurt and they can be dangerous. I don’t like this. I might fall. STOP IT! • Soft touch and hugs show you are a very loving and caring person and bring lots of smiles.