Greece Travel – Philosophy For KIDS

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  1. Kalpana says:

    This post says that philosophy is always not so boring. In fact I may not be with this point, but here its the case of kids. Philosophy for Kids shouldn’t be boring obviously. 😛

  2. rhiydwi says:

    I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before but I love reading your posts so much! I have an incredibly short attention span but LOVE learning, and you really capture my focus, attention AND brain! I know a lot of your stuff are aimed at teaching kids, but you certainly make it fun for adults (sort of – does 24 count?! I don’t feel like a grown-up yet!) too. Before reading this I’d heard of these philosophers (who hasn’t?!) but wasn’t so clued up as to who they were/what they did. Now I’ll be quoting Socrates all day!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      This is just the sweetest thing for you to say!! Thanks SOO much! I like to think of my travel guides and info as Cliff Notes for adults. 🙂

  3. Haha I love the idea that philosophy for kids shouldn’t be boring and therefore adults should be able to enjoy it too! I might have to apply that to everything. I think teaching kids a bit about history and philosophy before visiting somewhere like Greece is a great idea!

  4. Shelly says:

    This is a great idea! I think many kids would love doing this activity and could learn a lot. I especially like this one for kids “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” Kids get bored a lot so I could see how this quote could be used as a teaching tool for that. I’m pretty sure I could learn a great deal from reflecting on these as well!

  5. Greece is absolutely the best place to begin teaching kids about philosophy. There is so much history there surrounding it. I would not have thought of this until you mentioned it. It will be way more interesting to learn it there than in a classroom!

  6. Marcie says:

    I love that you ask your kids philosophical questions at breakfast! What a great way to wake up their minds! I’m a big fan of focusing on the interesting areas of any subject when talking with kids. I’m excited to incorporate ideas like this in our travels as my children get older.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      They look forward to the breakfast readings. This trip is was philosophical quotes but for our Rome trip each morning was an idiom. There are so many that go with Italy and Rome like, “All roads lead to Rome” for example. Lots of fun conversations!

  7. Only By Land says:

    I’m visiting Greece this winter and I’ve learnt a lot about Philosophy in this post, you could change the name of the post, Philosophy for kids and adults. The only one I remember is Pythagorean theorem but kids are still learning this at school so it should be fresh in their minds. My favourite quote from Plato, Aristotle and Socrates is “There is no harm in repeating a good thing”, there are some very positive quotes in there!

  8. Great post; there’s nothing like getting kids interested in a topic by going to the relevant place and getting stuck in! This is something I’ll be doing with my kids when they’re a little older – I like your idea of giving them the quotes to think about over breakfast!

  9. WOW! Kids and philosophy? Sounds oxymoronic but you make it so interesting. Loved reading your post. I am sure kids would love it too.

  10. Carlinn says:

    You must be the coolest mom! I even loved this as an adult and I really want to visit Greece because everything about it is so interesting. I love how you took a “deep” subject and turned it into something fun and educational!

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