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Philosophical storyplaying… Robots

  Starting with a story… The following dialogue was overheard whilst 4 boys were playing “space robots” Don’t get me, bad robot I’m not getting you, I’m downloading you. Don’t get my baby either Robots can’t have babies. I later read this conversation back to the group as a story to be acted out inside our giant storybook. The children were then asked to think about whether there could be baby robots? The discus
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Tried and tested book suggestions for philosophical storyplay

https://saraloisstanley.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/eyfs-p4c-picturebook-list/
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Philosophical storyplay adventures in the classroom

 Do your children have amazing thoughts and questions about life that you would like to help them turn into a philosophical storyplaying adventure? click on the image for details
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NEW PHILOSOPHICAL STORYPLAY COURSE IN NORWICH – JUNE 2017

Here are the details of my latest course that I am running in Norwich this June. Please click on the image below to get full details and I look forward to seeing you there!
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December 3rd

MOG’S CHRISTMAS by Judith Kerr Question board-which would be stranger …? A talking tree Or Snow made from feathers Facilitation ideas What might a Christmas tree say if it could talk?   If trees are alive how do we know that they can’t talk or feel things? Why are we worried by strange things?  Do you think everything should always stay the same? Would feather snow be better or worse
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Advent philosophy December 1st

Would you rather fly to a snowman’s party? OR… Father Christmas’s house ? Philosophical play ideas Design a party for snowmen. What would be the most important thing to have at the party and why? Ask the children to play the party and record what happens. Bring the children back together to discuss the play experience. Facilitation prompts What makes a party? Is a party always fun? Can you have a pa
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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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Little learners Corby

Yesterday i delivered philosophical play training  to Little learners nursery nd forest school in Corby.  I came away totally inspired.  Here is the setting of my dreams. Words actually can’t describe the storying happening here. (Just ask about  Gordon and Penelope…) I have found a perfect place to observe, listen, think and write about the joys of childhood freedom and “thortin
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Frogs & snails sugar & spice

Yes or no ? Boys and girls are different. You might also wish to ask which of these babies is a girl and which is a boy and how can they tell? ( the baby in the frilly pink hat is a boy) Follow up suggestion Ask the children to draw round one girl and one boy on large paper. Read The following old nursery ryhme What are little boys made of ? Frogs and snails and puppy dog tails That’s what little boys are made
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Powerful Person

Who is the most powerful?  A Wizard or A Teacher I wonder. .what powers do they have?  Which is the best power to have and why?
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