Children learn how to support their peers through peer mediation when conflict arises in the playground. Their teacher explains that it is important to see both sides of the story. After role-play, children explain how it is important to put yourself in someone else's shoes and understand how they feel in order to help them resolve their issues.
You could introduce the class to a toy character or puppet ' x' explaining that he has been watching and listening to children around the school. He has seen some children being very kind to other children. Ask the class what ' x' might have seen these children doing and how they each appeared to be feeling. 'x' has also seen some children arguing; one child - A - pushed her chair out to get up and another child - B - tripped over it going past and pushed into her as he stumbled. 'x' can understand both sides of the argument . You could ask the children to say or write in speech bubbles why A and B both think it's the other person's fault. Discuss why' x' can't choose whose fault it was. With the children you could reflect on how understanding someone else's side of the story can help us sort out arguments.