A while back, ParentMap introduced you to an amazing new program - created in Canada and spreading like a big blanket-o-love across the world: Roots of Empathy. Our region is lucky enough to have this program in several local schools. Now, they're looking for volunteers. Here's their "job description:"
Are you a proud parent with a new baby? Will your baby be 2-4 months old in October?
You and your baby could be a Roots of Empathy family!
Roots of Empathy is a program for children in kindergarten to grade 8. The program’s aim is to increase empathy - the ability to understand another person’s feelings. Children learn to care and respect each other and there is less bullying and aggression.
More on the program:
• A mother and/or father and their baby visit a classroom in a local school with a Roots of Empathy Instructor.
• The visits are about 30 minutes long, once a month from October until June.
• The program helps children to learn about a baby’s needs and how babies develop and lets children observe the loving relationship between a parent and baby.
• Babies must be 2 to 4 months old in October.