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Children’s books teach empathy, emotions and friendship

The publications, suitable for children from the age of 5, underline the value of generosity and companionship

Empathy is, in general terms, the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. It is a skill that is learned by humans. Babies, in early childhood, assimilate these concepts through play and storytelling ends up being a gateway to a variety of situations.

Catapult Editores launches three children’s books that explore stories of empathy, friendship and our emotions, which are physical and mental sensations caused by an external or internal stimulus.

Suitable for children from five years old, Invisible, I’m with you And Wonder of paradise present complex topics that can be difficult for children. “Bringing this theme to children is essential. And books play a vital role in uncovering emotions and building friendships,” says Carmen Pereras, director of Catapulta Editores in Brazil.

In Invisible, Isabel and her family, who find themselves in a vulnerable situation, move to the other side of town and the little girl begins to feel as if she is not noticed by the people around her. Gently, the book is about looking at those around us and how we have the right to belong to a place.

In the book I’m with you, in a short narrative, but with very inviting illustrations, a squirrel and a bear, despite their differences, try to make the friendship work. And having friends for better or for worse is important for our mental health.

In Wonder of paradise, a “strange” object appears in the middle of the forest. Animals are intrigued by that transparent sphere with a kind of flower in the center. It is a harmless marble, but arouses the curiosity of young readers.

All book options can be found at major bookstores in the country, brick-and-mortar stores, or on the publisher’s website.

Source: Terra

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