Empathy for Kids: 30 Fun Activities to Foster Emotional Awareness, Compassion, and Kindness (Paperback)

Empathy for Kids: 30 Fun Activities to Foster Emotional Awareness, Compassion, and Kindness By Nicole Tolentino, LCSW MA Cover Image
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Show little ones the power of being kind with fun activities for ages 3 to 5

Kids start to understand empathy at an early age—and the best way to model and encourage emotional intelligence is through play! With the fun activities in this kids' empathy book, kids will practice identifying emotions in themselves and others, and begin noticing how their words and actions affect the people around them.

What sets this kids' emotions book apart from other empathy books for kids:
  • Learning by doing—Tap into kids' natural curiosity and creativity with 30 empathy-building activities like playing emotions charades, making kindness cards, or decorating a cookie to someone else's specifications.
  • Every aspect of empathy—Explore activities that are organized around themes like putting yourself in someone else's shoes, being a helpful member of a community, and more, so kids can learn about different forms of empathy.
  • Advice for adults—Find a whole chapter for parents and caregivers that explains what empathy looks like at different ages, with tips for helping kids understand the lessons in this book.

Teach children to be good friends, active listeners, and considerate of others with Empathy for Kids.

About the Author

NICOLE TOLENTINO is a licensed clinical social worker based in Chicago. She has devoted much of her career to working with young people as a school social worker and social-emotional learning specialist. She earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education at Indiana University and her master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois.

Praise For…

"This book is incredibly informative and helpful! It has so many good (and easy to follow) ideas for activities to help a child learn to be more empathetic. I am a special education teacher, and I use this book to give me tips and tricks on how to help my students be more understanding of each other." —Kyle Lewis, special education teacher

"Empathy for Kids is an incredibly thoughtful, collaborative, and inspiring book that explains empathy in easy-to-understand language. Through simple, fun activities, we can cultivate this natural ability in our kids and help guide them toward a greater understanding of what kind and empathetic behavior looks like. This is a great resource to anyone who wants to teach kids to be considerate of others and how to respond in a caring manner." —Catherine Huang, LCSW, Lurie Children's Hospital Center for Childhood Resilience

"In our society that is currently so divided, the ability to put yourself in another person's shoes is more valuable than ever. Nicole's insight and the creative and accessible activities in this book will take you and your child on a journey toward understanding not just their own feelings, but actually being able to empathize with others. As a mom of two young children, this is what I've been looking for!" —Laura Statesir, director of operations, Chicago Adventure Therapy
Product Details
ISBN: 9781638781240
ISBN-10: 1638781249
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: April 12th, 2022
Pages: 66
Language: English