Raising a Reader: Learning Empathy

Why reading to children creates a more peaceful society overall.


The family and educator’s work in helping a child build empathy to others cannot be underestimated as key to not only that child’s outcomes, but the outcomes of a peaceful society overall.


Conversations and proposed solutions abound for the end to bullying in our schools. Programs are presented. The children may be given “trainings” and “preventions.” I want to posit that while these programs might help to some degree, they are not a complete solution. I believe that a steady diet of books read to the child and offered for independent reading are more of a sustainable solution to the problem of distance between people. 

 by Pam Allyn