THE INVISIBLE BOY

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THE INVISIBLE BOY: A ROLEPLAYING ACTIVITY

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Year 4 to 6

Empathy

Empathy is the awareness and understanding of another person's thoughts, feelings, and circumstances.  The ability to co-experience the feelings and thoughts of other people, is probably one of the most important skills a person may have. Understanding others' feelings and needs helps young people make and keep friends, encourages tolerance and acceptance of others promoting good mental health. Thus, being empathetic assists children and students in building and maintaining strong and healthy relationships developing with their family, class, school, and community. Helping children and students to develop a strong sense of empathy is beneficial because it promotes social harmony, reduces the likelihood of bullying and prejudice, lowers levels of stress and contributes to emotional and social growth. In an ever-changing world appreciating and being sensitive to others’ experiences, backgrounds, and cultures is essential. The activities sourced and designed provide opportunities for children and students to identify and experience the benefits of empathy utilising prosocial behaviours, compassion, perspective taking and other kindness attributes.

The Invisible Boy: A Roleplaying Activity

A simple act of kindness can transform an invisible boy into a friend. Trudy Ludwig’s tale raises poignant life issues of friendship, belonging, empathy and acceptance, opening avenues for classroom inclusion.

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Year 4 to 6

Location : US