“Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a tough battle.” Plato
It’s never too soon for children to learn empathy: empathy for children who talk, or look, or sound different; empathy for children from different cultures and religions; children with special needs. So much depends on our children learning this. That’s what books do – they teach empathy. They make the unfamiliar familiar. They give comfort to children who are different by letting them know they’re not alone. This month, we’re talking about Accepting Differences.