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Monday, 22 April 2019 12:00 pm

Lesson in empathy for Thorndon school children

A 7 month old baby is teaching primary school students about empathy .

Every month Rebecca Johnson brings her baby Florence to Thorndon School to visit a class of year five and six students.

The sessions are part of a programme called  Roots of Empathy which is  designed to teach children about their emotions and the brain development of babies.

Rebecca Johnson says she enjoys seeing the children  so interested in her daughter.

 

 

During baby Florence’s most recent visit the students reflected on what they learned in the session.

 

 

Roots of Empathy is not unique to New Zealand.

It’s practiced in several other countries including America , Canada and Australia.

WATCH: Baby Florence and her Mum Rebecca Johnson mingling with year five and six pupils at Thorndon School.

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