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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Three books to help kids learn Empathy


Empathy is to be able to put yourself in other’s shoes. You can read more about it in my post ‘7 fun activities to teach empathy to young children’. It is also an important aspect to learn to promote emotional Intelligence in kids. Here are three books that can help kids learn empathy.

      1)      The Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin and Rosana Faria
 
 

This is one of the most interesting kid’s books I have ever seen. It looks at colors using every other sense but the vision. It’s a great book to get a peek into a blind person’s world. It also reminds kids to observe things with all their senses and not just vision.  The entire book is black besides the white letters. The words invite you to touch, smell, taste and hear all the colors. A splendid book indeed.

             2)      Whoever you are by Mem Fox


This is a great book to teach empathy as well as diversity. It talks about how all the people have same feelings, no matter which part of the world they come from. Will help kids realize that others feel the same way that they do in many situations.
 
3)      Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears by Emily Gravett
 
 
This is a book about different kinds of fears people may have. It’s useful for kids to know that it’s okay to have certain fears and everyone has something they fear. But from an empathy perspective, it helps them understand that some people might react in strange ways because of their fears.

 Hope you get a chance to enjoy these books.