These Books Teach Kids Kindness and Empathy

Encourage your child to be kind and accepting with these hand-selected titles.
By Scholastic Parents Staff
Jul 24, 2019

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Infant-13


Jul 24, 2019

For many of us parents, one of the most precious things we strive to give our children is the ability to be kind and empathetic to others. Sometimes it can seem like they already have it down pat, like when they try to comfort you when you're sad or surprise a friend with a handmade gift. Other times, they grumble if they have to share their favorite toys with a sibling or are asked to work with a classmate they don't know very well. (If your little one could use some help in the manners department, check out these helpful reads.)

The discussion around kindess and empathy is an ongoing one, because these are traits we continue to learn how nurture throughout our lives. That being said, these books will give your kids a strong foundation of values to live by — and as a result, you'll witness their everyday life flourishing with new friendships, feelings of fulfillment, and confidence in knowing how to do the right thing. 

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