Great Summer Reading….Teaching Kids Empathy
I happened upon this lovely little post from Tinybop this morning that shares the most wonderful list of children’s books that teach empathy. These are hard times and an important time to teach our kids how to handle the world’s turmoil in a healthy way. What a great summer read!
13 kids books to spark conversations about empathy
Lately, it seems like every other day, we turn on the news or open up our social media to find that another tragedy has occurred. Each time we’re faced with these events, we may be overcome with sadness, frustration, and hopelessness. But in these times, it’s important to have conversations with the children around us about inclusion and empathy.
Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. It’s what helps us connect to other humans, and what makes us better humans. You may be surprised to learn that empathy isn’t an inborn trait, but rather one that must be learned – preferably during early childhood.