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Children's Books which Teach Empathy

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Empathy is a good attitude to develop in your child. Empathy is putting yourself in someone else’s place. Empathy is about gaining an understanding of others. Empathy is about knowing what someone feels like in a difficult situation. Empathy is walking in someone else's shoes.

Imagine trying to explain empathy to a young child. You can't. But if you share a story with them, where the focus is empathy, then you can help them to understand what it means.


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How do I Teach Children Empathy With Activities?

How do I Teach Children Empathy With Activities? | Early Years | Scoop.it

Unlike such attributes as intelligence and physical attractiveness, the ability to be empathetic is not genetically determined, and children need to be taught this important trait. While children learn empathy largely through the example of their parents, there are some fun, enlightening activities that can enhance a child's empathy for others.

Like any other skill a child can develop, be it learning a musical instrument or developing proficiency at a sport, empathy is something that requires constant practice in order to ensure these skills continue to develop and do not atrophy. The seeds of empathy can be planted early in a child's life via empathetic behavior demonstrated by parents, and a child's demonstrations of empathy must be reinforced continually as the child grows from infancy through to adolescence.


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Animals Teach Children Empathy and Compassion

Animals Teach Children Empathy and Compassion | Early Years | Scoop.it

Research around the world demonstrates the tremendous benefits of owning a pet. Studies show that children who own pets have more empathy and nurturing ability, and as they grow into adulthood, essential skills to develop meaningful relationships.


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Nurturing Empathy in Children

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"Studies show children are born equipped to be empathic, but these skills take time and practice to develop."

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Empathy Connection - including animals in our efforts to teach empathy to our children.

Empathy Connection -  including animals in our efforts to teach empathy to our children. | Early Years | Scoop.it

This booklet contains information for teachers and parents about including animals in our efforts to teach empathy to our children.

The purpose is to provide teachers and parents with information on the importance of empathy to children’s success at school and in their social and personal lives. It also illustrates the valuable role that animals play in the development of empathy and offers practical ideas for helping children learn this important skill through their everyday contact with animals.

 

This booklet was originally published by the Doris Day Animal Foundation which later became part of the Human Society of the United States.

Available here as a PDF: http://www.humanesociety.org/assets/pdfs/abuse/empathy-connection.pdf


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Dogs in the classroom: teaching children about kindness and empathy

Dogs in the classroom: teaching children about kindness and empathy | Early Years | Scoop.it
Children love their new teaching assistants, says Clover Stroud, as classroom canines make reading a great adventure.

 

Wynona was trained by Tracey Berridge, a canine behaviourist trainer, who set up Dogs Helping Kids in 2003 to take dogs into classrooms, both as therapeutic aids for teaching children about kindness and empathy, and also for providing reading support.


Stretched out on her blanket, Wynona’s calming presence is almost tangible as the children work near her, occasionally looking up to smile at their canine classroom assistant, before returning to their writing...


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How to Teach Empathy to Children With Special Needs

Teaching empathy requires you to keep a few particular things in mind when working with children. Teach empathy to children with special needs with help from the author of an award-winning parenting book series in this free video clip.

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Children's Books which Teach Empathy

Children's Books which Teach Empathy | Early Years | Scoop.it

Empathy is a good attitude to develop in your child. Empathy is putting yourself in someone else’s place. Empathy is about gaining an understanding of others. Empathy is about knowing what someone feels like in a difficult situation. Empathy is walking in someone else's shoes.

Imagine trying to explain empathy to a young child. You can't. But if you share a story with them, where the focus is empathy, then you can help them to understand what it means.


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How to Teach Children Empathy With Activities | DailyPuppy.com

How to Teach Children Empathy With Activities | DailyPuppy.com | Early Years | Scoop.it

Empathy is the ability to identify and understand another person's feelings and emotions. Empathy is an important characteristic, and it's never too early to teach your child how to be caring and understanding toward others.

Step 1:
Write down one emotion on a blank note card. Include emotions like happy, sad, angry and embarrassed.

Step 2:
Lay out the cards in front of your child and go over what each emotion means....


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Children and Empathy

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Children learn empathy and compassion in the very air they breathe in the home.When babies are attended to promptly when they cry or are hungry or wet, they learn that they have value, and they learn to trust. On this trust hangs everything.

 

As children grow, we as parents and teachers and neighbors teach about compassion by example. Mothers attending to a hurt child inquire, “Are you OK?” That’s where Emmy learned to be concerned for her own mother. She had experienced parental concern many times before, and she knew that when someone is hurt, it’s a bad thing.


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Developing Empathy in Children and Youth

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If we ask, "what are the characteristics of a capable, successful learner?" one view that is gaining increasing currency among educators is the notion that successful learners are knowledgeable, self-determined, strategic, and empathetic* (Jones 1990).

 

That is, in addition to having

 

(1) knowledge, including critical and creative faculties;

 

(2) motivation to learn and confidence about themselves as learners; and

 

(3) tools and strategies for acquiring, evaluating, and applying knowledge; successful learners also have

 

(4) insight into the motives, feelings, and behavior of others and the ability to communicate this understanding — in a word, empathy.

 

Jones (1990) identifies some of the reasons that empathetic understanding is seen as an important trait of the successful learner:

 

by Kathleen Cotton
(great annotated bibliography) 


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Amazon.com: Teaching Children Empathy, The Social Emotion: Lessons, Activities and Reproducible Worksheets (K-6) That Teach How to "Step Into Others' Shoes" book w/ CD (9781598500141): Tonia, Ph.D....

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From Mine to Ours: Nurturing Empathy in Children

From Mine to Ours: Nurturing Empathy in Children | Early Years | Scoop.it

Studies show children are born equipped to be empathic, but these skills take time and practice to develop.

 

Empathic children are aware of their own feelings and individuality; are able to relate to common feelings while also distinguishing their own emotions from the feelings of others; can imagine how others might feel in a given situation and respond in a way they imagine might be comforting to that person....

 

An Empathy Timeline

Some studies suggest that the development of empathy has its roots in infancy, though it takes many years for this skill to mature. Babies as young as 6 months old begin using social referencing, looking to the reactions of a parent or caretaker to gauge the safety of a situation or new person. Research suggests that children as young as 14 months offer to help an adult who is struggling to reach something....

 

Strategies for Raising Empathic Children
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by David Sack, M.D.

 http://j.mp/NkPjlb

 


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Karen B Wehner's curator insight, November 18, 2013 11:17 AM

Such a critical emotional skill in our complex global society, strangely absent from most educational settings.

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Do You Teach Your Children Empathy?

Do You Teach Your Children Empathy? | Early Years | Scoop.it
Parents can create countless teachable moments to help their kids understand how it might feel to be in someone else’s shoes and to convey empathy through words & actions.

 

Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. As discussed in my recent blog, “The Power of Empathy vs. the Power of Bullies,” empathy is defined as recognizing, understanding, and caring about how someone feels, or being able to put yourself in someone’s shoes. "Treat others the way you want to be treated” is the modified golden rule that conveys empathy. Parents can offer their children loads of opportunities to increase their sensitivity toward others, to understand how a person is feeling, or how it might feel to be in someone else’s situation.

 

by Judy S. Freedman 


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