The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The ability to understand social and ethical norms for behavior and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports. -Perspective-taking -Empathy -Appreciating diversity -Respect for others
Thinking thoughts and feeling feelings
Thinking with your eyes
Whole Body Listening
-Play with puppets/dolls/stuffed animals
-re-enact scenarios from favorite stories, books. Ad-lib to your part and encourage your child to do the same.
-Play a guessing game with your child. Describe inner attributes and feelings of well known real people or characters from a pre-determined book or movie. For example: If we choose the movie "The Lion King", I might begin by describing a character like this: This character often feels angry because he feels like life is not fair for him and he wants to be happy. He thinks if he has what someone else has, he will be happy. (Scar)
-Read these scenario cards and have your child guess how the person is feeling.