"If you take something that isn't yours, you may be in for a surprise...Because it's hard to be happy, when you've left someone else with tears in their eyes!" -Elle Grey from the story, STEALING
Stealing teaches that we should always consider the feelings of others and should never just take something that doesn't belong to us. This can be a challenging concept to grasp, especially for young children, but it's such a valuable lesson!
This story is a wonderful lesson in the importance and power of empathy. This is fun because empathy, in and of itself, is not an easy concept to teach. However, empathy is something we all want our children to possess because it has the power to change the world!
This story manages to tackle two major topics is one: The beauty and value of empathy and why not to steal (because our kids always need to know the, "But why?" behind everything!)