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A podcast for kids and adults to find new meaning in children's books. To help foster an early relationship with philosophy. Where Plato meets Play-Doh

Lil' Philosophers Josh

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A podcast for kids and adults to find new meaning in children's books. To help foster an early relationship with philosophy. Where Plato meets Play-Doh

    The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen

    The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen

    An ugly duckling runs away from home after being picked on about the way he looks. Along his adventures, he learns a lot about himself and others



    Spark conversation with:


    Why did mother duck take care of an egg that wasn’t her’s?

    Why did the other animals pick on him?

    Should we pick on anyone because of the way they look? Why not?

    Is there ever a good reason to pick on anyone?

    If you saw someone picking on someone else what would you do?

    When could helping someone be dangerous for you?

    The ugly duckling ran away when he got picked-on. Do you ever think it would ever be smart to run away from home?

    What does it mean to be beautiful?

    What would it be like to be able to fly?

    Do you have to know what it’s like to be sad in order to be happy?


    Where to get the book:

    https://www.openrightslibrary.com/the-ugly-duckling-andersen-ebook-text/



    How to talk to me about the stories

    Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers

    Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil

    Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers

    Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com



    Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

    “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”

    • 15 min
    Aesop's Fables #9

    Aesop's Fables #9

    This is episode #9 of our series on Aesop's Fables. Aesop was a Greek storyteller and slave that lived back around 600 BCE. Wow, that's old! The stories have been added to and changed over the years through oral tradition. They are great short stories that teach good lessons.



    How to find the stories:

    http://www.read.gov/aesop/



    In this episode:

    The Oxen & the Wheels

    The Shepherd Boy & the Wolf

    The Farmer & the Stork

    The Sheep & the Pig

    The Travelers & the Purse



    How to talk to me about the stories

    Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers

    Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil

    Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers

    Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com



    Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

    “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”

    • 8 min
    Frog & Toad - A Swim by Arnold Lobel

    Frog & Toad - A Swim by Arnold Lobel

    Frog and Toad go for a swim and Toad doesn’t feel great about his bathing suit.



    Discussion starters:


    Why do you think Toad wears a bathing suit?

    If Toad doesn’t want anyone to see him in his bathing suit why does he wear it?

    Does Frog do the right thing telling the others to stay away?

    Do you think any of the animals on the riverbank would have noticed Toads swimsuit if Frog didn’t say anything?

    When does it make people feel good to laugh at them?

    When does it make people feel bad to laugh at them?

    How do you know when it’s ok to laugh at someone?

    Do you think Toad's feelings are hurt at the end of the story?

    Does what someone wears have anything to do with whether they are a good person?

    What should have the other animals done?


    Where to get the book:

    https://www.harpercollins.com/products/frog-and-toad-are-friends-arnold-lobel?variant=32206167441442



    How to talk to me about the stories

    Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers

    Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil

    Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers

    Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com



    Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

    “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”

    • 6 min
    As You Wish by Tyler W. Kurt

    As You Wish by Tyler W. Kurt

    A trunk of toys is found and a special woman offers to help them change how they look.



    Spark conversation with:


    Beagle asked for a new leg. Was that ok? Why or Why not?

    Dolly asked for a new dress. Was that ok? Why or Why not?

    Rabbit asked for new better eyes. Was that ok? Why or Why not?

    Panda and Elephant asked for less stuffing so he could be thinner. Is that ok? Why or Why not?

    Giraffe asked for a shorter neck. Is that ok? Why or Why not?

    Unicorn asked to be turned into a horse. Is that ok? Why or Why not?

    Sad Bear would rather stay himself than change to happy bear. Why do you think that?

    What makes it ok to change something about your body?

    If someone asked you to change something about your body would you do it?

    If you (just you not because of anyone else) really wanted to change something about yourself what would you change?


    Where to get the book:

    https://www.afterdinnerconversation.com/downloads



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    How to talk to me about the stories

    Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers

    Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil

    Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers

    Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com



    Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

    “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”

    • 16 min
    Aesop's Fables #8

    Aesop's Fables #8

    This is episode #8 of our series on Aesop's Fables. Aesop was a Greek storyteller and slave that lived back around 600 BCE. Wow, that's old! The stories have been added to and changed over the years through oral tradition. They are great short stories that teach good lessons.



    How to find the stories:

    http://www.read.gov/aesop/



    In this episode


    The Boy & the Filberts
    Hercules & the Wagoner
    The Kid & the Wolf
    The Bundle of Sticks
    The Ass & His Driver


    How to talk to me about the stories

    Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers

    Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil

    Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers

    Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com



    Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

    “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”

    • 7 min
    Frog & Toad - The Shivers by Arnold Lobel

    Frog & Toad - The Shivers by Arnold Lobel

    Frog tells a scary story and gives Toad “the shivers”.

    Discussion starters:


    What about Frog's story is scary?
    Do you like to feel scared sometimes?
    Why do things seem scarier when it’s dark?
    Are ghosts real?
    I wonder. If you trust someone a lot, like your parents, should you believe everything they say?
    Why won’t Frog tell Toad if the story is real?
    Do you think Frog’s story is real? Why or why not?
    What does it mean to be scared?
    Why might make-believe stories make your body act like they are real?
    How can we figure out if a story is real or make-believe?



    Where to get the book:

    https://www.harpercollins.com/products/days-with-frog-and-toad-arnold-lobel?variant=32117245902882



    How to talk to me about the stories

    Facebook Page & Group - https://facebook.com/lilphilosophers

    Twitter - Lil' Philosophers @PhilosophersLil

    Instagram - Lil' Philosophers @lilphilosophers

    Email - lil.philosoph@gmail.com



    Music by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

    “Happy Clappy Ukulele” & “Moments”

    • 6 min

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