Teaching Children Philosophy

Ready to try your hand at having a philosophical discussion with children? On this site you will find all the materials you’ll need to engage young minds with philosophy and ethics. If you’re just getting started, check out our resources page.


Teaching Children Philosophy

Teaching Children Philosophy is now part of the Prindle Institute! Find discussion guides for your favorite picture books below, and check back often as we continue to add new books, course content, and more!

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Teaching Children Philosophy

We’ve created sample classes for educators who want to integrate multiple Teaching Children Philosophy modules into their lesson plans.

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Interested in teaching philosophy and ethics to elementary school children? We’ve got over 200 discussion guides designed to help you introduce philosophy and ethics using popular children’s picture books. Each discussion guide will introduce educators to the key philosophical and/or ethical issues in the picture book. The guides also provide questions to help initiate a philosophical discussion with young children.

For more guidance, purchase Big Ideas for Little Kids: Teaching Philosophy Through Children’s Literature, 2nd Edition. This book contains detailed instruction on how to facilitate a philosophy discussion as well as an entire curriculum for an introduction to philosophy class for elementary school children.

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