Just before the holidays I finished the illustrations for a children's book about empathy. Even while the project was in process, I found the book to be a great teaching tool with the boys. Who couldn't use some help in the area of putting yourself in someone else's shoes?
"When Emily asks her big sister what the word empathy means, Emily has no idea that knowing the answer will change how she looks at people. But does it really matter to others if Emily notices how theyre feeling? Standing in My Shoes shows kids how easy it is to develop empathy toward those around them.
Empathy is the ability to notice what other people feel. Empathy leads to the social skills and personal relationships which make our lives rich and beautiful, and it is something we can help our children learn. This book teaches young children the value of noticing how other people feel. Were hoping that many parents read it along with their children."
Via Edwin Rutsch