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Talking to Yourself
From Delphi the Dreamer


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.

This download consists of the Talking to Yourself enquiry from Delphi the Dreamer.


This lesson completes the series of stories on identity, building on the ideas established in ‘Delphi at the Docks’ and ‘Pythia and Aristocles’.  In this lesson, the question is phrased in terms of what makes a person who they are across the course of their life.  This can be kept simple and accessible by using the children’s photos for them to reflect about themselves.  However the aim of the lesson is to help children move from this to being able to discuss the abstract questions behind this – and be able to talk about identify in a context-free way.  This progression from concrete to abstract is an important development in the ability to use reason.  Children also have the opportunity to present and debate these ideas, and the questions encourage children to argue points of view that they may not agree with – again adding a level of challenge.


  • The full colour e-book of Talking to Yourself from Delphi the Dreamer, including guidance notes for teachers throughout.
  • Detailed lesson plan.
  • The newly updated Delphi Philosophy Enquiry Guide, a quick-start guide to teaching with Delphi Philosophy.
  • Picture slideshow, including all the questions and hand drawn and painted colour illustrations.
  • All the sentence stems and other resources ready to print off for your classroom.


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Please note that due to disruption caused by Covid-19, we were unable to trial these resources as thoroughly as we usually would.  Therefore, materials may change in the future - but should the resources change substantially, we will be in touch and happy to send you an updated version.  We would also value your feedback in the ongoing development of these materials.

Talking to Yourself - Enquiry Pack

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