Philosophy

How Much Should We Compromise? (Philosophy Activity for Young Children)

This is another activity that I tried with my co-op philosophy class with kids ages 6-10. (We also asked What Does it Mean to Be Free? and Why Do We Need Rules?) This activity starts with a reading of the book Elmer by David McKee and then moves onto an exploration of flexible thinking using some common household… Continue reading How Much Should We Compromise? (Philosophy Activity for Young Children)

Philosophy

Do We Need Rules? (Philosophy Activity for Young Kids)

This is another activity that I tried with my co-op philosophy class with kids ages 6-10. (We also asked What Does it Mean to Be Free?) The books we use come from suggestions at the Center for Philosophy for Children, and then I add some hands-on activities to make them hold the interest of a young… Continue reading Do We Need Rules? (Philosophy Activity for Young Kids)

Philosophy

What Does it Mean to Be Free? Philosophy Activity for Young Kids

I'm teaching a co-op class that explores philosophy through children's literature right now, and I'm really enjoying it. The kids trend at the younger end of the class range, and I have mostly 6- and 7-year-olds. I used the Center for Philosophy for Children resources from the University of Washington to get ideas for the… Continue reading What Does it Mean to Be Free? Philosophy Activity for Young Kids