We know that kids are dealing with a lot of unprecedented stress and change, so we thought it might be helpful to talk about games that help kids from younger to older to practice empathy and socializing in positive ways. I personally believe that using games as a supplement to discussing complicated feelings and social interactions can be really helpful, so long as they are in conjunction with that sort of conversation. The three games I have compiled here today range from being for much younger kids to being for kids entering preteens, so that hopefully there is a good range in here for parents. I will arrange the games in order from youngest to oldest.
Friends & Neighbors
Sunny and Stormy Day!
Dungeons & Dragons: Labyrinth's Guild of Heroes Program
All of these games are great options for helping kids to practice socializing, empathy, and understanding, and we at Labyrinth are all about fostering those sorts of skills. They provide a great foundation for thoughtfully approaching how we engage with other people in our communities and in our lives, and, equally importantly, how we relate to and empathize with ourselves in a healthy manner. They also foster creative thinking and problem-solving, which are always great bonuses.