Empathy is My Superpower
A Story about Showing You Care
Amelia can’t quite get why some people behave the way they do.
Why does her brother cry when it’s dark? Why does her classmate Kayla take so long to do her math? And what’s up with that strange-smelling dish that Priya brings to lunch every day? With the help of her parents, Amelia soon learns about the importance of empathy and starts to see the power it can have! Will Amelia be able to put her new-found skill to good use and help others find strength in empathy as well? Written for readers in grades K-6, this storybook also includes tips to help parents and teachers foster empathy in every child. 32 pgs.
Published by Boys Town Press
Preview Empathy is My Superpower:
Young Amelia discovers the power of empathy and kindness when she wonders about the emotions and differences of others. The book includes tips for parents and teachers for fostering empathy... This book is great for helping kids consider each other's feelings in different situations (downloadable activities also available).
Amelia has difficulty trying to figure out why people behave the way they do. Her brother Kevin cries in the dark, Kayla, a friend from school has so much difficulty getting her math assignments completed and Priya brings a strange lunch to school that is totally foreign to Amelia and always eats alone because nobody will eat with her. Her wise parents school her in the art of empathy and Amelia takes it upon herself to become a crusader to practise it whenever she can intervene and show someone that she cares what they are feeling. She dons a cape and empathy becomes her superpower. She realizes the power that empathy generates and is so happy to reach out to others to give them a helping hand when they are struggling.
The illustrations are sweet and the message is positive. The book includes tips on how to talk to your children about extending empathy to others in their own life. This is a great story for parents and educators to read aloud. It will invoke discussions on what empathy means and how using it will change the world and make it a much better place to live. I highly recommend it.
Empathy Is My Superpower is a perfect way to teach children about empathy. It's a fun and heartwarming story that simply explains the concept. My favorite part is the parents guide at the end with even more tips on teaching children empathy.
I read this book with my daughter. She is six, and she seemed to get the gist of the story line. We do talk about empathy in our home, but we don't always display it.
She liked the super hero in the story, especially her cape. Some of the situations were a little silly, but she got the point of the tale easily.
She really liked the part about the girl with dyslexia, as she has had trouble reading too.
Overall, a nice illustrative book for a young child.
Empathy is my Superpower is the perfect book to teach children how to empathize with others and see beyond themselves. I thought the art style was cute and the story itself really is easy to follow. I think children will love the idea of a superhero and how you can help people even if you don't exactly know what they are going through. This is a great story for parents and teachers to read aloud.