Kids who are in tune with other kids' emotions are off to a great start. They earn the trust of their peers. They can help mediate when tempers flare. One day, they may even use those perspective-taking skills to become organization or even world leaders. Developing empathy is an important skill that can be modeled and practiced in all classrooms. These tools will help students choose the opposing viewpoint, understand the needs of others, be able to interpret unspoken communication, and gain a more rounded view of themselves.
Interested in seeing tips on how you might use some of these tools in the classroom? Check out our Inspire Empathy in Your Students page.
Songs and activities help kids express, recognize, understand emotions
Simple story about shapes showcases problem-solving and inclusion
Appealing graphic novel teaches relatable tween lessons
Story-driven puzzle game teaches students to value their differences and help one another