Tell a FriendTell a Friend

Kids Can

Who cares?

kids hugging in a sunflower field

heart 

Empathy is understanding and caring about how another person feels.


Mom hugging girl
heart 

Here’s how you can help your child learn empathy:

Interactive Fun

Having empathy sometimes means showing others kindness.
Click here to see what kindness in action looks like!

Superheroes love to help people. Click an image below to print your own superhero colouring sheet.


quiz icon Quiz

  1. Your child is playing with a toy that another child would like a turn with.  How can you help your child learn empathy?

    a) Tell your child to give the toy to the other child.
    b) Tell your child to play with it as long as they are having fun.
    c) Encourage your child to think about how the other child might be feeling and explore caring options, e.g., sharing, taking turns or setting a time limit.
    d) Let the children figure it out on their own.

     The best answer is ‘C’.Helping your child identify how others might be feeling, and encouraging them to think about their own thoughts and actions can help your child develop empathy.
     The best answer is ‘C’.Helping your child identify how others might be feeling, and encouraging them to think about their own thoughts and actions can help your child develop empathy.

Activity Ideas

Mom reading to kids