Research shows that pretend play is closely related to developing empathy and other social-emotional skills. As children pretend and play in Coming to Rhode Island, they learn to relate to and communicate with one another and to take others’ perspectives. They also explore a wealth of different stories – stories of Rhode Islanders past and present, stories of people of different cultures and backgrounds, stories that encourage them to think about and appreciate what’s unique about themselves and others.
- Top 10 Books to Encourage Discussions Around Social Justice (Nerdy Book Club)
Do you have other favorite books that foster empathy, kindness and inclusion? Please share in the comments.