Books that Allow Children to Ask Questions

Picture books that allow children to ask questions and explore a variety of answers are a great tool to encourage thinking. Recent research suggests that babies have logical reasoning before the age of one. Babies are capable of making capable of deductive problem solving. Considering the importance of continuing to developing thinking skills and using different …

Wonder Ponder – Brave and Bold Philosophical Questions

  Open, Look, Think Wonder Ponder brings you innovative visual philosophy cards for children. There is a picture on one side of the card, and when you turn the card there is a number of philosophical questions. The questions are different from any other philosophical material that I have seen for children. A fresh and …

Can Children Really do Philosophy? – Plato not Playdoh

"Philosophy makes you confused, but that's good because confusion makes you curious." Love the ideas that 11-year-olds are expressing in a short film that is shown in this TED talk (it starts around 8 minutes into the talk, so do listen to this). Peter Worley is the president of President of SOPHIA, the European Foundation …

A Sneetch Is a Sneetch and Other Philosophical Discoveries By Thomas Wartenberg

A common idea is that philosophy leads to nothing so it is not a particularly important subject. But can you really do nothing?  Well, that question is explored in the book Let’s Do Nothing by Tony Fucile. Thomas Wartenberg uses this picture book to suggest ways to explore the problem with doing nothing and on …

A Sneetch is a Sneetch and Other Philosophical Discoveries

"A Sneetch is a Sneetch and Other Philosophical Discoveries" by Thomas E. Wartenberg is a treat for all those adults, like me, who love to read children's books.This book is about taking picture books seriously. No need to pretend to buy picture books to your children any more! The book unveils the profound philosophical wisdom …