Which is Right?

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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One day Heather and James were measuring the height of the table with their hands.  “It’s seven hands high,” said Heather.

 “No, it’s about six hands high,” said James.

“Well how can something be both six and seven hands high?” asked Heather.

“My hands are bigger than yours, that’s why,” replied James.

“So which is the right height?” Heather asked.

“Mine” said James.

“It’s right for you,” said Heather, “But not for me.”

“One of them has to be right Heather,” James replied.

“Does it?” questioned Heather.

Click this to view the whole book (with exercises)


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