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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Tots learn to recognize emotions, behaviors with cute app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Colorful, interactive book lets kids celebrate diversity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Hilarious and creative way for little ones to see emotions.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Engaging and funny interactive adventures are pure joy.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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Free app builds emotional awareness; best with adult input.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Charming game models conflict resolution for young kids.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Powerful, engaging tool can help boost kids' social skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Discussion starter for kids and parents to play together.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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Fantastic app teaches emotions, coping strategies for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
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Online world where kids become heroes by combating bullying.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Beautiful graphics, music, story send anti-bullying message.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Six fun games turn cancer treatment into a winnable battle.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Learn what it means to be human in quirky adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
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Riveting sim where your choices decide fate of teen slave.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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Appealing tool guides meditation and promotes compassion.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Innovative and poetic game with an uplifting life message.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
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Graphic novel teaches kids to feel good about themselves.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2011)
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Dramatic and affecting puzzler about alcoholism and abuse.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
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Emotional puzzler has great role models, some dark moments.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Empowering sim explores women's issues and activism.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
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Violent, bleak survival game has new look at horrors of war.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Terrific narrative game tackles tough teen identity issues.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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