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Picture Books as Philosophy Hooks

Stimulating Kids' Curiosity

Monday 28 August 5:30pm - 6:30pm

How do we support the deep thinking and questions of our youngest readers? Children’s authors Alison Murray and Vivian French join Dr Claire Cassidy, from the University of Strathclyde, to explore how picture books can be used to introduce philosophy...