EmpathyLab has launched Empathy Day, an annual event which will first take place on 12th June 2018. It will give publishers, teachers and librarians the opportunity to explore the benefits of reading. We have also teamed up with EmpathyLab to create A Read for Empathy Guide and book collection.
So why reading? New scientific evidence shows the power of reading when building real-life empathy skills. And that’s why Empathy Day will have a major focus on using books – and talking about them – as a tool to help your readers understand each other better.
The Read for Empathy Guide will be available from February for parents and teachers of 4-11 year olds, with a linked book collection of approximately 30 fantastic contemporary empathy-boosting books. This brilliant collection of books will be decided by a distinguished panel, featuring:
· Farrah Serroukh, Centre for Literacy in Primary Education
· Jon Biddle, Moorlands Primary Academy and Patron of Reading
· Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times Children’s Book Reviewer
· Emma O’Donovan, The Booksniffer
· Tricia Adams, CEO School Library Association
· Sarah Mears, Essex Library Service; EmpathyLab co-founder
You will be able to pre-book by clicking on the link. If you order today, you will also receive a set of bookmarks and a display poster plus 20% off your order.
MD Ray Dyer says, “It’s been wonderful to see EmpathyLab burst onto the scene, with its timely drive for a world with more empathy. We’re excited to be working together to get more empathy-boosting books into children’s hands.”
Learn more about Empathy Day and Peters role in this brilliant book collection on EmpathyLab’s website.