Who Should Rule? Who should rule? A king who was born into a royal bloodline? A military leader who has triumphed in battle? The richest person in the country? Someone the people elect? What about the person with the most YouTube subscribers? There are many different ways for … [Read more...] about Who Should Rule? A Journey into Plato’s Ideal Kingdom
There is growing concern that children today are spending less time playing outside than in past generations. The reasons for this are probably varied but what seems clear is that it is still incredibly important for kids to spend time in the physical world. Outdoor play provides … [Read more...] about Sticks & Stones Can Help Develop A Child’s Intellect
One challenge as a parent is how to talk to your kids about handling setbacks. My two oldest kids and I have been reading about the ancient Greek stoic philosophers. As it turns out, these guys really know how to deal with hard things in life. We particularly love the story of … [Read more...] about What Can Lost Sea-Snail Blood Teach Kids About Setbacks?
The mind-body problem is a philosophical question about how our mind and body are related. It asks whether our thoughts, feelings, and consciousness (our mind) are separate from our physical body, or if they are somehow connected. Some people think that the mind and body are like … [Read more...] about Robots in Action: A Playful Exploration of the Mind-Body Puzzle!
When one of my daughters had just learned to ride her bike, she quickly got really confident to try things like go up a curb, peddle fast and make sharp turns. On one particular day she was riding through a thin patch of gravel that had spilled from a truck onto the … [Read more...] about How Should The Story End?