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 activity leading to dialogue about qualities of leadership after reading ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak (with activity cards).
An activity to get children using the concepts of 'same' and 'different' to make connections.
A routine that helps young children to keep opinions consistent and link reasons with opinions.
An activity to get young children to consider generalisations and 'if ... then' situations.
A recorded dialogue to show how young children use, through play, their knowledge and understanding of fairy tale characters and how their conversation can help to develop their thinking.