Sara Stanley is an Early Years Creative Practitioner based in the UK .
She is a National and International keynote speaker and consultant specialising in Philosophical Play, Storyworlds and Inquiring classrooms.
She is a Level 1 Trainer for SAPERE and is currently involved in long term and future projects in South Africa. These include contributing to the PGCE Foundation Phase Handbook for UCT and modelling, mentoring and training practitioners in the Early Thinking Project. Initiated by the Dept.of Ed UCT and PRAESA and funded by The DG Murray Trust.
Samples of her work in action can be viewed here
Why Think? Philosophical Play 3-11 (Continuum Bloomsbury 2012)
But Why? (NEP 2004)
Creating Enquiring Minds (Continuum 2006)
An extract from a session using 'The Last Noo-Noo' by Jill Murphy. They use an interesting way of theming ideas
Examples of skills and progression of skills expected from the majority of pupils in the Foundation Stage over the course of a year's participation in P4C.
An activity for young children to develop awareness of the important concepts of possibility and impossibility.
Introducing the philosophical skill of making choices and giving reasons - with children in nursery or other early-years setting.
Another activity for the nursery questions board involving children giving reasons for their preferences .