- Ask Questions as They Read: How does the story make you feel? Do you feel happy or sad for the main character?
- Make a Connection to the Story: Encourage your child to make a connection between what is happening in the story and their own life.
- Read Aloud Together: Read together and bond over the story and the shared experiences you have together and with the characters in the book.
- Join a Book Group: Join a kids' book group to encourage further exploration of the characters and situations in a book. Your child can share their thoughts and hear others’ perspectives.
Books to Inspire Empathy
Get started with these suggested titles from the FCPL catalog and OverDrive eBook collection — and connect with advisors at your branch or through My Perfect Read for more ideas.