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The virtual book tour at Beanstalk staff training #nextChapter

Where the Wild Things Are -M Sendak  Just imagine & You Choose- Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt Topsy Turvy World- Hans-Georg Barker  I am Henry Finch- Deacon& Schwarz Wild- Emily Hughes Book of Dreams- Shirin Ad          Not now Bernard-David McKee Would you rather? – John Burningham The cat, the dog, little red, the exploding eggs, the wolf and grandmas wardrobe-. D
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What I didn’t get to say on BBC 5 live this morning.

Results are released today of a year long study funded by the Education Endowment Foundation with over 3100 9&10 year olds in UK primary Schools. The study shows that just 1 hour a week of P4C leads to progress equivalent to an extra 3 & 4 months of reading, writing and mathematical over the year. A significant finding raising the profile of the work of SAPERE.( Society for advancement of philosophical enquir
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PLEASE HELP Early Years Philosophy

We have made an application to Aviva, the insurance company, for £5,000 to help 3 – 5 year old children in two Norwich schools: Lionwood Infant and Nursery School and Catton Grove Primary School. SAPERE, with Sara Stanley who is based in Norwich. Sara will train teachers to use Philosophy for Children to boost philosophical play, thinking, speaking and listening skills for these young pupils. This project will
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Video clips of my first piece of work with ALMA award winning PRAESA

http://dgmt.co.za/philosophy-for-children-videos-demonstrating-the-facilitation-of-early-thinking-sessions-with-young-south-african-children/
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Lovely quote from UCT PGCE students defractive journal

“Watching Sara give the demo lesson two weeks ago was so insightful and inspiring. At first, these Grade 3 learners (who were so used to being told to sit down and be quiet and listen and, and, and) were a bit confused; they didn’t know what to do with their newfound freedom to think, to feel, to be. What a treat to watch them warm up to Philosophical thinking and to begin to learn to engage with one another in
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Joyful news for South Africa

Proud to announce that PRAESA have just won the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for their services to reading projects with children. Also proud that I have been able to be involved in their storyplay project.  A wonderful team, practitioners and children determined to improve lives through literacy. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32132992?SThisFB
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P4C EYFS COURSE 2015

Bookings now open for eyfs philosophical play course. Date- May 12th 2015 Venue -Gallions Primary School Newham Contact &details-courses@gallions.newham.sch.uk 02074761252
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Watch “SAPERE pitching @ The Funding Network December 20…” on YouTube

Well Done and thanks for bidding for me. I can’t wait to start making a difference. You will also be pleased to hear that funding exceeded expectations . SAPERE pitching @ The Funding Network December 20…: http://youtu.be/-WXeHN2MG8k
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STORYPLAY Boxes. Can you help inspire practitioners in South Africa?

www.nalibali.org www.praesa.org.za www.sarastanley.co.uk Storyplay Boxes A proposal to create collaborative international sharing of excellent early years practice. We aim to share the importance of books as a method of engaging children in the love of reading, literacy and language. Books are the doorway into possible worlds; they help create social and literacy skills, self-esteem, empathy, language acquisition and
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New Training. November 2014

GallionsPrimary  **NEW DATE** Due to huge demand for our #P4C in the #EYFS course with Sara Stanley, we have just released a new date:Weds 19th Nov. Please contact Lisa Naylor at Gallions Primary Sch Newham.
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