Let the wild rumpus start!
Randolph philosophy major Evan Pausic ’21 will be leading an online class for kids inspired by Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are, later this week.
Set to run from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday, What Should We Do When We Feel Like A ‘Wild Thing’? is being offered through The Paradox Lab, which works to improve children’s habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.
“The lesson is about asking what it means to be ‘wild,’ whether or not Max is justified in his actions throughout the story, and to think about what a person can do when they have pent up energy,” said Pausic, who will be accompanied by Paradox Lab founder Iris Oved during the class.
“I want the kids to gain a better understanding of themselves through this process. The overall goal is always to create a safe and conducive environment for children to discuss their ideas and express their beliefs.”
Designed for children ages 5 to 7, the session will begin with a reading of Where The Wild Things Are, followed by activities that will find participants drawing, answering questions, and acting out feeling wild.
The class will be a bit of a trial run for Pausic, who is taking over Randolph’s Philosophy for Children program, which works to introduce philosophical concepts to children at an early age, this fall.
The cost of the class is pay-what-you-will. For more information, click here.Tags: comparative philosophy, Evan Pausic '21, philosophy, philosophy for children