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Philosophy Sucks . . . Kids Right In! : Exploring Big Ideas With Young People Using Stories from Around

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Philosophizing - considering life questions - stimulates thinking: processing information, reasoning, thinking creatively, evaluating alternatives. Many children are natural philosophers. They observe the world around them from a young age, have a keen sense of right and wrong, and ask endless questions.
Stories — fables, fairy tales, parables — are a classic device for teaching lessons about life, morality, chance, consequences, and other cultures to audiences both young and old. Philosophy Sucks...Kids Right In! is a guide that parents and educators can use to structure and guide this process. Contributors Nel de Theije and Leo Kaniok have collected 40 short stories that encourage children to ponder the themes of happiness, love, friendship, peace, freedom, respect and equality— and more.
Nel de Theije specializes in teaching values through stories and gives story-telling workshops and Leo Kaniok is a publisher and collector of old stories from cultures all over the world. Together they have created an entertaining, charming, and thoughtful anthology. Some of the stories in this book are folk tales from around the world, others are contemporary stories written or adapted by the authors. They are about starfish, kings, snowflakes, french fries, and birds.
An introductory chart clearly lays out the age groupings the stories are appropriate for, a primary theme, possible secondary themes, and the teaching purpose of the story. Beautiful color photographs reflect the themes of the stories. Many stories come with discussion papers that suggest areas of exploration with children of different age groups (4-6, 6-8, 8-10 and 10-12) and grades.

The open-ended questions stimulate children to experience the stories more intensely, encourage self-reflection, and seek their own answers to the big questions of life.
Philosophizing ? considering life questions ? stimulates thinking: processing information, reasoning, thinking creatively, evaluating alternatives. Many children are natural philosophers. They observe the world around them from a young age, have a keen sense of right and wrong, and ask endless questions. Stories ? fables, fairy tales, parables ? are a classic device for teaching lessons about life, morality, chance, consequences, and other cultures to audiences both young and old. Philosophy Sucks...Kids Right In! is a guide that parents and educators can use to structure and guide this process. Contributors Nel de Theije-Avontuur and Leo Kaniok have collected 40 short stories that encourage children to ponder the themes of happiness, love, friendship, peace, freedom, respect, and equality ? and more. An introductory chart clearly lays out the age groupings the stories are appropriate for, a primary theme, possible secondary themes, and the teaching purpose of the story. Many stories come with discussion papers that suggest areas of exploration with children of different age groups (4?6, 6?8, 8?10, and 10?12) and grades. The open-ended questions encourage self-reflection and stimulate children to experience the stories more intensely and seek their own answers to the big questions of life.
Number of Pages: 144.0
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Philosophy
Series Title: Smartthoughts
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Nel De Theije - Avontuur & Leo Kaniok
Language: English
Street Date: June 24, 2014
TCIN: 17147989
UPC: 9780897936767
Item Number (DPCI): 247-01-9304

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