Required reading for the adult(s):
Key Strategies to Teach Children Empathy (Sorted by Age) – Big Life Journal
For the family:
Sesame Street: Mark Ruffalo: Empathy https://youtu.be/9_1Rt1R4xbM
Recommended Books: Raising A Legacy Bookshop
Empathy: being able to understand or feel how someone else feels
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Coloring and Writing Supplies
- What are the different types of feelings that you have had? Demonstrate each of these with your facial features and body language. Older children: Play charades! Write the names of emotions on small pieces of paper. Randomly choose one and act it out for others to guess.
- Fill out the Feelings Sheet and brainstorm things that make you feel a certain way.
- Pick two of the feelings you brainstormed and describe a time you experienced that feeling? How did you feel? Why did you feel this way?
- Using one of the recommended books or a book of your choice describe the feelings of the characters. Why do you think they are feeling that way?
- Think about the following scenarios. Describe how each person might feel and how you would respond:
- Aisha got an A on her spelling test.
- Micah was running in the park and fell down. He is now sitting on the ground holding his ankle.
- Carmen just walked into her first day of gymnastics class. She looked around the room and doesn’t know any of the other children there.
- Li’s dog died last night.