How Books Can Teach Your Child to Care

Books teach us empathy, and without it we’re a little less human. Here’s why teaching kids to love reading is vitally important to society as a whole.

 

The child who is unable to relate to others, who does not appreciate that other children have feelings that matter, often ends up isolated or worse.

Long before I was the creator of a successful picture-book series, I was a teacher, and before that, I was a daycare provider.  And I am a parent.  I’ve spent quite a bit of time with children, and I have come to believe that the one key element to a successful, functional child in a classroom or social setting is the ability of that child to understand other children and adults  – in other words, empathy.

By ANNA DEWDNEY