Hi everyone,


It’s the start of a new school year here in the UK – and one that has obviously started in sad circumstances with the death of Her Majesty the Queen last week. It was a very strange day on Friday, but what a responsibility it is to help children witness and understand history in the making.


Anyway – on to happier tidings!

Delphi the Dreamer

The gods have arrived in Athens!


Delphi’s Guide to Athens has just had its first HUGE update!


The Olympian gods have been added to our interactive storytelling, history and philosophy website for children. For each god, there is a new original story of Delphi meeting them (and usually getting into an argument), wonderful new illustrations from Rosie, all sorts of facts and stories from Greek mythology and history – and, of course, a big question inspired by their outrageous behaviour!


The rest of the site has also had a major update, making it easier to navigate and find what you need. All the new updates can be accessed from the homepage, or you can treat the site like a choose your own adventure story and explore Athens with Delphi to see where the gods are hiding! In the classroom, the site can be used for all sorts of things across the curriculum, from interactive story times, to reading comprehension, history research, mythology writing prompts, inspiration for art projects and much more.


Visit Delphi’s Guide to Athens here to see what it could add to your curriculum this year – or just to start your adventure!


These are only the first gods to meet Delphi. There are many more to come - so you can look forward to much more regular updates from us from now on.


The Dream - on YouTube!

Speaking of regular updates, we have also put together the first video from Delphi the Dreamer, our second full story and scheme of work. ‘The Dream’ is our brain-melting storytelling adventure which introduces children to big questions in metaphysics and identity – and is the perfect way to start developing children’s thinking skills.


The complete set of resources, including the scheme of work for 9-14 year olds, can also be downloaded in full from our website now – click here to find out more. More videos will be added before too long, and don’t forget you can also watch all of our first story, Delphi the Philosopher, on YouTube here!

It’s been fantastic to welcome new members to the Delphi Philosophy site over the summer. All of your support means the world, and we sincerely hope the resources are providing good experiences for your learners. We’d really love to hear what people are doing with our stories – so please let us know your stories of using the resources on our member’s area forum or by contacting us. Every comment or new download makes our day. It’s very difficult for two full time teachers to have the time to tell the world about what we have made – so please do spread the word about our project if you are able to.


Don’t forget you can get everything we have to offer in developing children’s thinking by becoming a site member. That’s now 2 full schemes of work, around 25 lessons and 60 stories and enquiries of various lengths - and more than 500 illustrations! Everything you need to build your children's thinking skills - and give them a really memorable learning experience.


We’ll be back soon - Hades won’t be too far behind his Olympian rivals!


Wishing you all the very best for the school year.


Dave and Rosie

Delphi Philosophy

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Hi everyone,


After a development time of almost three years, we’re absolutely delighted to release Delphi the Dreamer – our second philosophy for children novel and scheme of work! Following on from Delphi the Philosopher, these new resources are an ideal introduction to philosophy for older children, a great next step for younger children, a fantastic way to explore metacognition and offer a range of mind-blowing enquiries into reality and identity for any classroom.

Delphi the Dreamer

This one has been a real labour of love for us. The story was written mostly during lockdown, and Rosie spent almost 18 months adding over 250 beautiful illustrations to bring the story to life. All alongside teaching our classes of course! We’ve taken our time to make Delphi the Dreamer a truly unique experience for the children, introducing many classic philosophical problems through memorable storytelling, while teaching children to take their listening, questioning, reasoning and explaining skills to the next level.

Delphi the Dreamer is now available to download, in a range of formats.


Already a Delphi Philosophy member?


Fantastic! That means you can now access all of our new resources from Delphi the Dreamer directly from our Members Area here.


Not yet joined us? Well - becoming a member means that for £30 you can download everything we have to offer – that’s now two full schemes of work and novels, nearly 25 fully illustrated stories and enquiries, the complete set of resources for Delphi’s Guide to Athens, guidance materials and more!


If you just want to see how this new resource can be used in your school, then have a look at the School Version of Delphi the Dreamer, containing the full set of resources for teachers, which is available here for £25.


Just want to read the story to your kids? Or just for yourself? We can understand that! The Home Version of Delphi the Dreamer is available to read in full here for only £5.


Want to know more? Here’s a run through the story! If one takes your fancy, you can download each chapter as a stand-alone enquiry for just £2.99.

The Dream

The Dream


When human beings wake up, their brains immediately launch into some very important questions. This can happen very quickly, and we often don’t remember we’ve asked them.

Question one: Who am I? This is a perfectly normal question to ask in that split second after waking up. The answer sometimes isn’t obvious. I’m Delphi, thought Delphi.


Question two: Where am I? The brain wants to sort this out as quickly as possible too. I’m at home, Delphi thought. In the front room by the fire.


Question three: Is this real or am I still dreaming? This one can be tricky.


In this mind-bending story, Delphi sets out to prove that she is no longer dreaming. But this turns out to be much more difficult than she imagined – especially when a masked stranger keeps appearing and offering her a wager – one that could cost even her soul.

Delphi at the Docks

Delphi at the Docks


Delphi is visiting the docks at Piraeus with her father. However, his last instruction to her had been to ‘wait here’ and ‘not to argue with anybody’, but Delphi had done that and was a bit bored now. Besides, an old sea captain had told her about the mystery of ‘The Ship of Theseus’ – a ship that somehow has become two ships. She might even be able to get a few coins for doing a few jobs like shifting a heap of grain - but she soon discovers that even a task like that might be much more complicated than she imagined. Delphi takes on two ancient logical problems in this intriguing and argumentative nautical adventure!

Pythia and Aristocles

Pythia and Aristocles


Everyone sometimes dreams of being someone else. However, when Delphi meets Plato in the Agora to show him the new mirror she has bought, she decides to make this dream into a reality. What if she wasn’t Delphi at all, but a girl named Pythia? When she discovers her friend’s real name isn’t even Plato, he gets dragged into her daring plan too. What if she was an adult? And what if, dare she think it, she was a boy? Imagination and self-discovery combine as Delphi and Plato try and work out, exactly, who they are.

Talking to Yourself

Talking to Yourself


Delphi receives a mysterious visitor to her home. The woman looks oddly familiar, and seems to know the way around the house. She is soon joined by many other guests, from a rowdy two-year old girl and a stroppy teenager to an ancient older woman, and there seems to be something that connects all of them. But what could it be? Delphi gets to know herself in a way that she never could have imagined, in this touching and surprising tale about who you were, who you are and who you might very well be.

The River

The River


It’s a well-known fact that you can’t step in the same river twice. Well known that is, to everyone except Delphi, who is fairly sure you can step in the same river twice if you splash around fast enough. However, when she is challenged by a naiad, a local river spirit, Delphi starts to think it might be a bit more complicated than that… She better think quickly too, otherwise she could turn out to be in deep trouble. Delphi takes on a philosophical classic, and faces her demons, in this lively, yet dangerous tale.

Zeno the Racing Tortoise

Zeno the Racing Tortoise


Delphi’s pet tortoise has always led a quiet and peaceful existence. At least Delphi thought so, until one night when Zeno starts speaking to her. It turns out he was once a famous racing tortoise, whatever that is, and even beat the legendary Achilles in a footrace across the beach. Delphi hears his stories and, even using all the logic she knows, still can’t make sense of how a tortoise can outrun Achilles, and even flying arrows. Delphi learns the meaning of the word ‘paradox’ as she takes on this famous ancient logical problem, inspired by Aesop’s fables and Greek philosophy.

The Cave Club

The Cave Club


Delphi’s dad is missing. But even worse than that, the city of Athens has become… strange. An odd creature that might be a rabbit (or might be a duck), hops (or waddles) through the streets and many of Athens’ citizens have taken to sitting in an underground cave, watching a shadow puppet show on the cave wall. The show’s name is Reality – and Delphi is going to need all her philosophical knowhow to show them the truth. In this dramatic retelling of Plato’s famous Allegory of the Cave, Delphi must find a way to rescue her friends and father, and help them face the truth, no matter how difficult it is.

The Watchmaker

The Watchmaker


Where do you go when you need help? Delphi’s dad has been captured, the adults are pretending to be emperors and teapots, and there is a good chance she is still dreaming. But surely the gods can help? When Delphi enters the Parthenon and finds a forest inside, she knows it can’t be real – however when she discovers an unfamiliar, ticking contraption she decides that someone must have made it. And if that’s true for the watch… Delphi takes on William Paley in this moving and thought-provoking story about whether you can prove that gods exist – or whether it is something you can never truly know.

I Am

I Am


Delphi had made the mistake of making a deal with a Demon in her dream – to name something that is, without doubt, real, or lose her soul. The time has now come for Delphi to give her answer, but all she has in her mind are the echo of words: Get rid of everything that you can doubt – and find what you have left. But once Delphi has rejected everything she thought she knew, what could there be? In this mind-blowing two-part finale to Delphi the Dreamer, Delphi takes on Descartes’ famous assertion of ‘I think, therefore I am’. But what does this truly mean? And who exactly is she?



We really hope you enjoy exploring our new story! The website has been extensively updated - so you can find out much more about Delphi the Dreamer and all our other resources, at www.delphi-philosophy.com. Remember you can get everything we have to offer immediately by purchasing a membership here.


After such a big update, we’re now aiming to have smaller, more regular updates – so you can expect more from us during 2022!


We hope you are all staying safe and well, and thank you for all your support. Every purchase, download, bit of feedback or share means the world to us.


Dave and Rosie

Delphi Philosophy

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Hi everyone,


The new school year here in the UK is fast approaching, and we have some brand-new resources to share with you!

Teaching Delphi Philosophy

Why teach philosophy now?


Teaching philosophy to children is one of the most effective, engaging and cheapest ways of developing children’s learning skills.


Many schools will be looking for ways to rebuild their children’s learning skills following the disruption of the last couple of years. Teaching philosophy to children is a fantastic way of developing these skills which can support their learning in all subjects. Delphi Philosophy has been put together in such a way that children make progress in their listening, questioning, reasoning and explaining skills – just by engaging with the stories and joining in the activities! We have a substantial assessment system in place which informs the structure of our stories and schemes of work, meaning we can observe and measure the progress children make. What’s more, learning to teach philosophy to children helps develop the teacher’s skills so that all your discussions and questioning, in whatever subject, has a greater impact. We know it works – we’ve been doing it for years!


There’s never been a better time to get started – and we have new enquiries and resources ready for you.

Best Teacher Ever

Best Teacher Ever


Best Teacher Ever is our brand new, multi-part enquiry about learning. The purpose of this story and enquiry is to help children consider what learning means, and what is the best way we can learn new things. It was created to help children develop their metacognition, and better understand how teaching and learning really works. The story follows Delphi as she encounters her very first teachers. She is very excited at first, certain that she will find learning easy, whatever her friend Plato might think about it. Over the three main parts of the story she has lessons from three very different teachers - who just happen to be three famous teachers from the history of philosophy! Based on the ideas of Socrates, Plato, John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, this lively and engaging story will help children understand what really makes good teaching and learning.


You can find out more and download this enquiry pack for just £2.99 on our Enquiry Store here.

Delphi the Dreamer

The Dream – available now for Delphi members


Delphi the Dreamer, our next full-length story and scheme of work, is almost here! After beginning work on this almost three years ago, we are currently in the final stages of putting this together for release during 2021 and 2022. This scheme of work follows the same format and structure as Delphi the Philosopher but is targeted at slightly older children (9-14) or those more experienced in doing philosophy. While Delphi the Philosopher focuses primarily on ethics, Delphi the Dreamer focuses on metaphysics - particularly questions of being, reality and identity. It also continues the skills progression established in the first scheme of work, challenging children to further develop their listening, questioning, reasoning and explaining skills. This scheme will suit primary aged children who have already completed Delphi the Philosopher, or older children who are ready to start their journey into philosophy with some even bigger questions!


'The Dream' is the first chapter of Delphi the Dreamer, and is available to trial now exclusively for our members! This rollercoaster ride of a story was written to be an exciting introduction, or reintroduction, to philosophy for children. It's packed with surprises and mysteries, as Delphi comes face to face with the Demon and encounters some of the biggest questions of all. We put together this story to be as memorable, as impactful and as useful as we could - the ideal way to get children developing their learning skills and becoming philosophers!


Find out more about The Dream and Delphi the Dreamer by clicking here.


Delphi Philosophy

Access all our resources


With these new resources being added, becoming a Delphi Philosophy member has become better value than ever. For just £30 for an annual subscription, a membership will give you immediate access to:

  • The full scheme of work for Delphi the Philosopher, our full scheme of work for primary age children, including the full set of resources and lesson plans

  • Access to all our Enquiry Packs, including the brand-new Best Teacher Ever enquiry

  • The full set of printable resources for Delphi’s Guide to Athens – over a hundred pages of stories, information, drawings, photos and big questions for use across the curriculum

  • The Delphi Philosophy Teacher’s Guide, containing extensive advice and information on teaching and assessing philosophy with children

  • First access to trial versions of new enquiries – including immediate access to ‘The Dream’ from Delphi the Dreamer

  • Access to the Agora Forum, where you can ask questions and share ideas with other members

  • First access to the full set of resources for Delphi the Dreamer – our new scheme of work for 9-13 year olds, which will continue to be released soon!

You can join us here and download everything now!


We have plenty more for you to explore too! Don’t forget to check out our YouTube channel to watch Delphi the Philosopher in full, or download it to read yourself on Kindle.


As two full time primary school teachers in the UK, we know how challenging the recent years have been. Let’s hope things settle down soon and we can get back to some philosophical adventures together. Every little bit of support we receive means the world to us.


All the best for the next chapter!


Dave and Rosie

Delphi Philosophy


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