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The Empathy Toy Instills an Important Emotion in Children

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jan 3, 2014 • References: kickstarter and fastcodesign
The acquisition of the emotion empathy is not something that is easily done; but that might all change with the Empathy Toy. It is a plaything designed to teach children compassion at a very young age. Considering the rise of cyber bullying these days, it's important that guardians find alternate ways to teach kids how to put themselves in other people's shoes.

Designed by Twenty One Toys, a studio based in Toronto, Canada, the Empathy Toy is made up of wooden building blocks. The object of the game is to have one child verbally guide a blindfolded peer as they construct a bigger toy. By encouraging people to collaborate on such a basic level, the Empathy Toy imparts significant knowledge about what its like to have to see and feel through another person.