To celebrate Empathy Day, we've pulled together this collection of toddler-friendly stories to help teach your little one about the importance of empathy and how to be kind and considerate towards others.
There are so many fabulous books about amazing animals, it was hard to narrow this list down. From lively characters to fun facts about the animal kingdom, we’ve included something for all ages here – even the littlest of animal lovers!
Games & activities
Ned learns all about the importance of kindness in Ned and the Great Garden Hamster Race and little ones can too with this fun activity pack. There's a kindness calendar, garden maze puzzle, kindness pledge and a colouring sheet. Ready, set, go!
After completing a degree in Drama at the University of Exeter, Kim Hillyard spent nine years working as a music journalist for various publications, including NME, Time Out and the BBC. She has also worked as a drama and arts facilitator, delivering assemblies, storytelling and workshops in schools, bookshops and community spaces on everything from phonics to creative writing. Kim's debut picture book, Mabel and the Mountain, won the 2020 Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and her second title (Ned and the Great Garden Hamster Race) was released in January 2021.
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