The only constant in education is change, and that change is you!

Gavin Mccormack

The only constant in education is change, and that change is you!

The only constant in education is change, and that change is you!

5 Stories That Teach Empathy to Children.

Here are the top 5 stories that I use to embed love, compassion, collective responsibility and empathy in the hearts of the children in my class.

  1. If you’re walking down the street and there’s an army of ants under your feet, step over them, they’re probably on their way home for biscuits and ice cream after working hard all day.
  2. If a bee is trapped indoors, open the door so he can fly home, his children will be waiting for him and they might need help with their homework.
  3. If you see a snail lost on the pavement, put her back in the grass where she belongs. She’s probably forgotten her map or the battery on her iPhone died.
  4. If a spider pops into your house to say hello and pick up dinner from his web, collect him carefully and let him go outside. His children will be waiting at home and he’ll need all eight legs to make them sandwiches.
  5. If a tree’s branch is in your way, she’s stretching after a long sleep and it’s now time to wake up. When she’s fully awake and had a cup of tea, she’ll protect you from the sun and keep you cool.

Stories are a powerful tool to help children understand the world from another perspective.

Creativity, imagination and understanding are all interconnected and once we build the bridge, there’s nothing can tear it down.

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7 Responses

  1. Such moving and fresh perspective. Stories have always played an integral part in growing up years.

  2. Thank you for this!
    My mindset has changed on handling insects and the likes because I do catch and put them in the jar and the children Observe and make research on them but sometimes they die in there which shows that’s not where they belong even when we feed them and create space for ventilation., they still need their freedom ☺

  3. How very beautifully narrated …’s the way we explain it to the little ones that makes a lasting impact and help them grow as gorgeous beings💫

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