We had just finished a family movie night when I turned to see my preschooler sitting quietly with tears in her eyes. Mind you, this was an adorable kid’s movie about puppies. What could have prompted these tears? “The man left Tiny at the door and just walked away,” she answered, referring to a character leaving a puppy on the boy’s doorstep as a birthday surprise. While watching, she became attached to Tiny, and the empathy she felt for the dog on the show introduced her to a range of new, real-life emotions.
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