Self-awareness, awareness of others, and empathy are important concepts necessary for the development of social behaviors. In this story, children learn that there are similarities and differences in what people see, think and feel.
Children at this age alter their perspective from one that is egocentric to understanding that others are important too.
Understanding that others can be similar and also different in the way that they look and think is important to understanding the motivation behind behaviors of themselves and others.
Being able to “see” from another’s perspective helps children to feel empathy for others.