Andrew & Polly talk to Guy Raz about his glasses and something that the guests on his podcasts all have in common. Juli Berwald tells us how jellyfish sense the world and our friends help think about why we all see the world a little differently. Thanks to Blythe, Adeline, Hadley, Victor & Robbie for being on Ear Snacks for the very first time!
At some point, kids finally realize that others have their own thoughts and feelings. The path to empathy is a long one, but thinking about how animals and people see the world differently is a great first step.
If you'd like to hear more of Guy Raz, check out his great podcasts! Wow in the World is a wonderful new science podcast for kids.
To learn more about jellyfish, check out Juli Berwald's new book, Spineless.
To read more about the development of empathy in children, check out this great article from Zero to Three.
We have a few favorite picture books about empathy - here's one! They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel depicts how all animals see the same thing in their own way.