Can animals think?
What is thinking?
Some time ago I had a very simple Spring Writing Center idea which end up not only being a huge success as a writing activity but it also initiated an interesting discussion. It was just spring themed animals (+a cloud and a snowman) with thought bubbles to prompt kids use their imagination to write what the animals are thinking. Simple enough but then the questions began.
How can we know what another person/animal is thinking or feeling?
Why should we try to understand the other’s point of view?
Is there a possibility animals are similar consciousness in a different form so their mind functions a bit different but to the same purpose?
The next video is not really a kids’ video but I love it! It presents the idea of empathy in a very simple yet so easy to grasp way.