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Philosophy for Children

25th November 2021

Last week, we read the book ‘I’ll always love you’ by Hans Wilhelm. This story is about a boy and his dog. They’re inseparable friends, always playing and getting up to mischief. But over the years, Elfie the dog grows old and slow until one night she dies in her sleep. The boy buries Elfie in the garden and lays a flower on her grave. He tells Elfie that he’ll always love her and when offered a new puppy, he declines.

You could discuss these questions together:

What does it feel like to lose something we love?
What does ‘always’ mean?
Is something more special if it belongs to you?
Is it important to do things together with those we love? Can a pet be your best friend?

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