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Duck,Rabbit- Amy Krouse

[http://youtu.be/hPCoe-6RRks/youtube]   What do you see? Share the video or book with the children. Ask the children to divide into two groups. those who think they saw a duck and those who think they saw a rabbit. Which did most people see? Activity Using dough or clay challenge the children to combine two animals into a new creature. Once completed think of a name for this new species. Bring the creatures back
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The Three Robbers – Tomi Ungerer

Stimulus- Watch or read the following story. [http://youtu.be/j6W8fg2p5cI/youtube] Allow the children time to draw their thoughts about the stimulus. Ask them to draw an idea that illustrates whether they think the robbers were good or bad. Next, ask the children to move to a label marked GOOD or one marked BAD. Allow time for children to explain their reasons briefly  to others in that group. Bring the children back
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A Child’s Work. The Importance of Fantasy Play

My work in Philosophical Play is strongly influenced by the work of Vivian Gussin Paley. As Plato said “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation” Read more to find out why…. http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/644871.html
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If a great musician plays great music but no one hears – were they really any good?

 A powerful and moving article about what we miss in life. One of the world’s greatest musicians played some of the world’s greatest music on the world’s most expensive violin in a metro station in 2007. What happened ? For The Washington Post Article click here Activity idea- Ask the children to listen to three pieces of music  . These should include contemporary music of the moment , a piece by th
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YOU CHOOSE..

Time machine OR Money trees WHY?
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1 day introduction to philosophical classrooms training details.

Sara Stanley 1 day Philosophical Classrooms Training This one day course offers a thorough, practical and thought provoking introduction to developing philosophy in the EYFS and Primary setting. It will focus on; • How to use children’s play and dialogue to develop a community of enquiry. • How practitioners can develop and support facilitation of children’s questions and ideas. • How daily Question Board activities
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Best friends

Which would you rather have. ….?   A robot dog ? Or A real dog ? WHY  
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THINKING ABOUT THINKING

YES or NO If a robot had a human brain would it be human?
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QUESTION ABOUT BRAINS

AGREE or DISAGREE? We could replace our brains with a computer after we die.
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A Peter Pan Inquiry- How to unmuddle our minds

Adult/Facilitators preparation What are your thoughts about the stimulus ? Thinking about this first will help you facilitate the inquiry. Read this paragraph from Peter Pan “It is the nightly custom of every good mother after her children are asleep to rummage in their minds and put things straight for next morning… It is quite like tidying up drawers. You would see her on her knees, I expect, lingering
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