Carry on a discussion while looking at an interesting book.
Use a picture dictionary or other similar book to discuss preferences. Talk about different family members and friends thoughts and feelings about people, animals, places, etc.
The child carries on discussions about what different people like or dislike. He is still guided in selections by his own preferences, but recognize others have different ideas.
Caring about others requires understanding that others have different thoughts and preferences. Encourage early childhood educators and parents to talk about themselves, others, and book, T.V. and movie characters. What do they like? What would they do in certain situations? How would they feel about different things?
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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