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Preschool Books For Learning The Importance Of Compassion

Kids learn massively quickly in kindergarten. Books are a great way to start working on their understanding of others’ emotions.

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In development, a child first starts to understand their own desires, feelings and moods. Over time, their understanding that other people also have their own, independent difficulties and beliefs also develops.

It is extremely helpful to learn about others’ feelings to direct a child’s thoughts towards others as well as themselves.

Empathy is the key to many things in later life – get started on the right foot with any one of these great books!

#1 Bee Heartful by Frank J. Sileo

Bee Heartful by Frank J. Sileo
Bentley is back in this third book in Dr. Sileo’s award-winning series. This book tells the story of Bentley the bee and how he practices a self and other compassion producing meditation called loving-kindness. When compassionate Bentley sends loving-kindness thoughts to himself and others, he can feel his heart growing.

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#2 BE KIND by Pat Zietlow Miller

BE KIND by Pat Zietlow Miller
Another beautiful read by award-winning author, Pat Zietlow Miller. It all starts with spilled grape juice, but it leads to Tanisha’s classmate wondering what the two little words Be Kind really mean. Amazing book that teaches kindness and compassion that everyone can learn from.

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#3 We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
Penelope is the only T Rex in a class full on human pre-schoolers. She has a habit of eating her classmates. (This is dealt with tastefully because she eats them whole and therefore can spit them out whole, albeit a little slimy.) It is only when the classroom pet goldfish tries to eat Penelope’s finger, that she realizes being eaten is no fun. Penelope brings cookies to school and all is well.

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#4 Let’s Appreciate Everyone! by Brocha Goetz

Let's Appreciate Everyone! by Brocha Goetz
We can all do better when it comes to appreciating others!

This sensitive book teaches children the proper attitudes and behaviors in relating to people with disabilities. The adorable illustrations and gentle but powerful parables apply not only to those with disabilities, but also to anyone who is weak in a particular area — as, in fact, we all are.

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#5 A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead
This book by Philip C. Stead is a Bank Street- Best Children’s Book of the Year winner and a winner of the Caldecott Medal. It tells the story of an elephant who is friends with all of the animals in the zoo, such as the tortoise, the penguin and the owl. He reads bedtime stories to them, runs races with them, and keeps them company. But when he becomes sick one day and is not able to come to the zoo, his friends decide that it’s time to take care of him. This wonderful, heartwarming book also comes with a CD, so your little one can listen to its important message in the car or before bedtime.

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Contributors to this article
Frank Sileo from Dr.FrankJ.Sileo

Brooke Van Sickle from Journey to KidLit

Linda Ruescher from CopingWithChronicIllness

Bracha Goetz from Spiritual Books

Adina Mahalli from Maple Holistics

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