Games That Support Kindness and Compassion

From celebrating others' traditions to learning how tough it is to be bullied, kids can get good at seeing other viewpoints through games. Here are some of our top picks for building empathy.

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Browse Games That Support Kindness and Compassion

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Tots learn to recognize emotions, behaviors with cute app.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Colorful, interactive book lets kids celebrate diversity.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Hilarious and creative way for little ones to see emotions.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Engaging and funny interactive adventures are pure joy.
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Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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Free app builds emotional awareness; best with adult input.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Charming game models conflict resolution for young kids.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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5
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Powerful, engaging tool can help boost kids' social skills.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Discussion starter for kids and parents to play together.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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Fantastic app teaches emotions, coping strategies for kids.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
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Online world where kids become heroes by combating bullying.
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Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
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Beautiful graphics, music, story send anti-bullying message.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Six fun games turn cancer treatment into a winnable battle.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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10
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Riveting sim where your choices decide fate of teen slave.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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10
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Appealing tool guides meditation and promotes compassion.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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11
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Graphic novel teaches kids to feel good about themselves.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2011)
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11
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Peace Corps Challenge fosters understanding and compassion.
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URL: http://www.peacecorps.gov/kids/
(2008)
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Emotional puzzler has great role models, some dark moments.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2013)
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13
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Empowering sim explores women's issues and activism.
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Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
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Short films made by teens, for teens tackle social issues.
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URL: http://www.scenariosusa.org
(2012)
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Terrific narrative game tackles tough teen identity issues.
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Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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16
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Not-for-profit site encourages and supports youth action.
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URL: http://dosomething.org
(2012)

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