So you want to play the Empathy Toy online… now what?

However you got your Empathy Toy®, either thanks to an Online Empathy Toy® Workshop for your team, or as part of our Empathy Toy® Global Play Sessions, we're so glad that you did!

We build our Empathy Toys out of high-quality maple and walnut woods, and they are designed to be played for many years. So how can you keep playing, and why might you want to?

Think of it like riding a bike

We all know the saying that a skill will come back to you, just like when you get back on a bike for the first time in a long time.

Empathy is a lot like riding a bike. You might not forget how to ride a bike, but we’re betting that if you jump on your bike for the first time in a long time, you’ll finish that ride with some sore muscles and maybe a bit out of breath. If you suddenly had to take a two hour bike ride on a road covered with hills, it’s going to be a lot harder if you haven’t ridden your bike at all for a month.

It’s a lot easier to show empathy, especially in tough situations, if you’ve been practicing. Think of it like a muscle that you need to keep strengthening to keep it strong.

So how can you do that with your Empathy Toy?

Join us for an Empathy Toy® Global Play Session

We have at least 2 Empathy Toy® Global Play Sessions every month that anyone in the world can join, as long as you have a computer with a webcam and microphone!

Bring your Empathy Toy®, and invite a friend that you think would have fun playing! They don’t need to have a toy to participate (but if they want to get one, they can order a Facilitator's Kit or a Teacher's Kit).

You can sign up for the list to be notified of the next Empathy Toy® Global Play Session here.

Get connected with your friends, family, or colleagues to play online

Get a few people with Empathy Toys onto a video call and take the toy for a spin!

This can be a fun way to connect with friends or family, or an opportunity to intentionally practice your creative communication skills with a co-worker. Just make sure that at least 2 of the people joining in have an Empathy Toy®!

Basic Empathy Toy® Online Play

What you’ll need to play:

  • A minimum of 3 players, 2 of whom need to be in the same location

  • 2 or more Empathy Toys

  • Computers with internet access and webcams

three people playing the empathy toy on zoom

Ready to play?

Follow this link for instructions and discussion questions for your online game

Book another workshop for your team

If your team is looking for ways to keep working on building strong empathy muscles, and continuing to improve their communication and problem solving skills, we are happy to come back and play with you again!

We’ve seen that teams get increasingly positive outcomes from multiple workshops, as they are able to dig deeper into these big ideas and reflect on how they have applied the insights from previous workshops.

Interested? Book a call with us to learn more!

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