Roots of Empathy
Become a Roots of Empathy Family
Roots of Empathy is a programme for Primary school children. The programme's aim is to increase empathy - the ability to understand how another person feels.
Children learn care for and respect for each other, resulting in less bullying and aggression. Research on Root of Empathy from three continents confirms its impact as an effective Mental Health and Wellbeing programme, Social and Emotional Learning programme and Bullying Prevention programme. Students who participate in Roots of Empathy are proven to be more caring, helpful, inclusive and kind. At the heart of the programme is a parent and baby, a 'Tiny Teacher'.
We are looking for a parent and baby for a programme at Remuera Primary School starting in May
You and your baby could be a Roots of Empathy Family
- A parent and baby make 9 visits to the classroom, over the course of a school year, alongside a Roots of Empathy instructor
- The visits are about 30 minutes long, once a month
- The programme helps children to learn about the needs of the baby and how babies develop. They observe the loving relationship attachment relationship between the parent and baby
- The baby needs to be between 2 and 4 months old in May