noun em·pa·thy \?em-p?-th?\
: the feeling that you understand and share another person’s experiences and emotions : the ability to share someone else’s feelings
Below is the symbol for empathy. It shows that the world is interconnected. We are all connected and need to understand other people. It is important that we help each other learn to have empathy — to “walk two moons in someone else’s moccasins.”
In the book, Stand In My Shoes, Emily asks her big sister what the word empathy means, Emily has no idea that knowing the answer will change how she looks at people. But does it really matter to others if Emily notices how they’re feeling? Stand in My Shoes shows kids how easy it is to develop empathy toward those around them. Empathy is the ability to notice what other people feel. Empathy leads to the social skills and personal relationships which make our lives rich and beautiful, and it is something we can help our children learn. This book teaches young children the value of noticing how other people feel. Listen as the book, Stand in My Shoes by Bob Sornson is read.