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The Babies Teaching Kindness in Class

Naomi is not your average teacher. For one thing, she is only six months old.

Naomi is not your average teacher. For one thing, she is only six months old. But in many schools across Canada babies like Naomi are a regular feature at the front of class. It is because of an education programme called Roots of Empathy, which is designed to encourage kids to be kinder. The idea is that because a baby cannot explain and externalise how it is feeling, children learn to recognise and identify the baby’s emotions, and become more emotionally astute themselves. It has been proven to reduce bullying. World Hacks visits a school in Toronto to see how it works.

Reporter: Harriet Noble
Producer: Elizabeth Davies

(Photo: Naomi)

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