A concept-stretcher from 'Storywise', by Joanna Haynes and Karin Murris.
Develop concepts, explore meanings, enhance thinking
Our concept activities section is full of ideas and activities submitted by our contributors to help make your p4c sessions richer in concepts and deeper in meaning.
We don’t want to repeat the same ‘directions for use’ every time we post a new activity so we have put many of the directions, together with the principles behind each kind of concept-stretching activity, in a key document called ‘Create Concept Activities‘ in the right-hand column. We hope it will also help you to create your own concept activities.
A couple of rhymes to encourage children to share thoughts and questions and to understand 'questions' and 'statements'.
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.
Questions to ask young children (3 7)
* How many shapes can you see right now?
* Do you have a favourite shape? Why?
* Is every shape like the one youre describing, your favourite?
* Does everything have a shape?
* What shape is a teddy bear?
* What shape are you?
* What shape are your dreams?
* Do sounds have shapes?
* When you look at a circle, how do you know its a circle?