5 Children’s Books That Teach Empathy

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Empathy is a powerful emotion: it allows us to sympathize, share and relate to the experiences and emotions of those around us. For children, developing empathy is a key part of their emotional growth and socialization. It's something that should be fostered from a young age and what better way to … [Read more...]

Why Read to Kids: Emotional Rewards of Reading Aloud

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Why read to kids? The reasons to read aloud to our children are so numerous that we decided to divide them up into different categories. In addition to helping kids' academic skills, there are a whole host of Social and Emotional benefits kids (and parents!) receive from reading together. While … [Read more...]

Using Facial Expressions in Reading to Help Your Child Learn About Emotions

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Reading out loud to your child should be fun for both of you! The more personality and drama you can put into your reading, the more entertaining it will be—and the more your child can learn. This is especially true in helping your child learn about emotions. You can help your child develop in this … [Read more...]

7 Emotions Kids Can Learn from Disney Books

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If there’s one thing you can count on with a Disney story, it’s that you’re going to have your heartstrings tugged. You’ll probably laugh, cry, and feel everything in between. We know that seeing how storybook characters handle their emotions helps kids learn how to talk about their own feelings. … [Read more...]

Ditching the New-Mom Guilt

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I like lists. They give me the feeling (or maybe the illusion?) of being in control. Buy milk? Check. Get the oil changed? Check. But after I had my son, lists gave me another feeling—guilt. Mission: Unaccomplished Pre-baby, I had planned to do all sorts of things with him while he was … [Read more...]