|Have you ever thought of using children's literature to teach philosophy to elementary school children? It may surprise you to know that children's books often raise deep philosophical issues and that children love to think about them. This website contains all the materials that you need to lead philosophy discussions with your students.|
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Leon Lionni's book, Let's Make Rabbits, for example, raises questions about how we know that something is real. What's the difference between a real rabbit and a picture-book one? Is having a shadow an adequate mark of something's reality? These are the sorts of questions that the book raises and that our guidelines and question sets help you discuss with your students. These are issues that puzzle and excite children, and their ideas will surprise and excite you!
philosophy with children is a great way to improve their verbal
skills. They learn to listen carefully
to other students, to formulate their
in a clear manner, and even to defend their opinions against objections
from their peers. Doing philosophy builds a real sense of community
in the classroom and, at the same
it aids in the individual intellectual development of your students.