A story from the book Thinking Trees and Laughing Cats (A Thinking Curriculum for Pre-School Education), a book published by the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children (IAPC). These stories are meant to be introduction stories for a philosophical discussion with children (and adults, too!). I spent two weeks in New Jersey, USA just inhaling and exhaling the philosophies of Philosophy for Children (how redundant). This is one of the books I really liked. Enjoy 🙂
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MY MAGIC GREEN GLASSES
At breakfast time, Melissa looked through her pockets.
“What are you doing?” Catherine asked Melissa.
Melissa said, “I’m looking for my green magic glasses. Last night I put them in my pocket.”
“What are green magic glasses?” Catherine asked.
“They are glasses that are for mealtimes. I don’t like to eat. So, at mealtimes, instead of eating, if I wear those glasses and just look at foods, I become full.” Melissa said.
“Wahoo! Who gave you those glasses?” Catherine asked.
“An old man gave me them in a dream I had about not liking to eat.” Melissa said.
“Did it happen in your dream? That’s just a dream. It’s not real.” Catherine said.
“Isn’t a dream real? If a dream isn’t real, how can I not like to eat in a dream and really not like to eat at the same time?” Melissa asked.
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