Big Ideas for Little Kids

Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475804461
Release Date: 2014-04-28
Genre: Education

Big Ideas for Little Kids includes everything a teacher, a parent, or a college student needs to teach philosophy to elementary school children from picture books. Written in a clear and accessible style, the book explains why it is important to allow young children access to philosophy during primary-school education. Wartenberg also gives advice on how to construct a "learner-centered" classroom, in which children discuss philosophical issues with one another as they respond to open-ended questions by saying whether they agree or disagree with what others have said.

Big Ideas for Little Kids

Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 9781607093367
Release Date: 2009-09-15
Genre: Education

Written in a clear and accessible style, this book explains why it is important to allow young children access to philosophy during primary-school education. For more information, visit www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org.

A Sneetch is a Sneetch and Other Philosophical Discoveries

Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118545065
Release Date: 2013-02-28
Genre: Philosophy

Taking Picture Books Seriously: What can we learn about philosophy through children's books? This warm and charming volume casts a spell on adult readers as it unveils the surprisingly profound philosophical wisdom contained in children's picture books, from Dr Seuss's Sneetches to William Steig's Shrek!. With a light touch and good humor, Wartenberg discusses the philosophical ideas in these classic stories, and provides parents with a practical starting point for discussing philosophical issues with their children. Accessible and multi-layered, it answers questions like, Is it okay for adults to deceive kids? What's the difference between saying the Mona Lisa is a great painting and vanilla is your favorite flavor? Each chapter includes illustrations commissioned especially for this book.

Treasure Hunt for Girls

Author: Emma Surry
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312508173
Release Date: 2010-01-05
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Challenges young girls to find and count hidden items in the book's large, brightly colored, illustrated scenes.

Big Truths for Little Kids

Author: Susan Hunt
Publisher: Crossway Bibles
ISBN: 1581341067
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Offers lessons to help parents teach their children the basic truths of the Christian faith

Big Truths for Young Hearts

Author: Bruce A. Ware
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9781433523144
Release Date: 2009-03-31
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Equips parents to guide their young children through all major doctrines in an understandable, chapter-a-day format. Sure, it's easy to teach your children the essentials of Christian theology when you're a theology professor. But what about the rest of us? With Big Truths for Young Hearts, Bruce Ware, (you guessed it!) a theology professor, encourages and enables parents of children 6-14 years of age to teach through the whole of systematic theology at a level their children can understand. Parents can teach their children the great truths of the faith and shape their worldviews early, based on these truths. The book covers ten topics of systematic theology, devoting several brief chapters to each subject, making it possible for parents to read one chapter per day with their children. With this non-intimidating format, parents will be emboldened to be their children's primary faith trainers-and perhaps learn a few things themselves along the way.

Philosophy for Young Children

Author: Berys Gaut
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136736063
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Education

With this book, any teacher can start teaching philosophy to children today! Co-written by a professor of philosophy and a practising primary school teacher, Philosophy for Young Children is a concise, practical guide for teachers. It contains detailed session plans for 36 philosophical enquiries - enough for a year’s work - that have all been successfully tried, tested and enjoyed with young children from the age of three upwards. The enquiries explore a range of stimulating philosophical questions about fairness, the environment, friendship, inclusion, sharing, right and wrong, manners, beauty, pictures, the emotions, dreaming and reality. All the stories, drawings and photographs that you’ll need to carry out the enquiries are provided and can be used with your children directly from the book. Each step-by step enquiry includes: The philosophical topic and the aim of the enquiry The stimuli you’ll need Questions to ask the children Possible answers to help move the discussion forward Ideas to help you summarise and extend the enquiry. If you are an Early Years or primary school teacher, this complete resource will enable you to introduce philosophy to your children quickly and with confidence.

The Artful Parent

Author: Jean Van't Hul
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590309642
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Art

Provides over sixty art projects for children designed to inspire creativity and imagination, including creating artful envelopes, tracing shadow shapes, and making collage frames.

Big Thoughts for Little People

Author: Kenneth Nathaniel Taylor
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9780842301640
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Short verses, accompanied by illustrations, discussion, questions, and Bible verses, introduce the virtues of forgiveness, kindness, unselfishness, and other hallmarks of Christian living from A to Z.

Philosophy in the Classroom

Author: Matthew Lipman
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 1439905630
Release Date: 2010-06-18
Genre: Education

This is a textbook for teachers that demonstrates how philosophical thinking can be used in teaching children. It begins with the assumption that what is taught in schools is not (and should not be) subject matter but rather ways of thinking. The main point is that the classroom should be converted into a community of inquiry, and that one can begin doing that with children. Based on the curriculum that Matt Lipman has developed at the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children, which he heads, this book describes the curriculum and explains its use. The text is self-contained, however. This revision is thorough-going and incorporates new chapters, as well as new material in old chapters. Part One focuses on the need of educational change and the importance of philosophical inquiry in developing new approaches. Part Two discusses curriculum and teaching methodology, including teacher behavior conducive to helping children. Part Three deals with developing logic skills and moral judgment. It concludes with a chapter on the sorts of philosophical themes pertinent to ethical inquiry for children: the right and the fair, perfect and right, free will and determinism, change and growth, truth, caring, standards and rules, thinking and thinking for oneself. Education, in this sense, is not a matter of dispensing information; it is the process of assisting in the growth of the whole individual.

Mindfire Big Ideas for Curious Minds

Author: Scott Berkun
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780983873112
Release Date: 2011-10-06
Genre: Philosophy

This definitive best-of collection of one of the web’s best young writers is packed with provocations and entertainments, guaranteed to make you think and smile. You’ll learn to find passion, think free, manage time, pay attention and more. Fast paced, inspiring and memorable, you'll find new ideas and inspirations on every page. Essays include: - How to be a free thinker - The Cult of busy - Why smart people defend bad ideas - Street smarts vs. Book smarts - Hating vs. loving - Why the world is a mess - How to make a difference

Philosophy for Kids

Author: David A. White
Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
ISBN: 1882664701
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Education

This offers young people (from 10 up) the opportunity to become acquainted with the wonders of philosophy. Forty questions--arranged under Values, Knowledge, Reality, and Critcal Thinking--invite kids to think about questions that philosophers have been discussing since the time of the ancient Greeks. Each question includes a fun activity that allows kids to increase their understanding of philosophical concepts and issues and enjoy themselves at the same time.

150 Screen Free Activities for Kids

Author: Asia Citro
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781440576157
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Provides over one hundred fun and creative activities for children that take them away from screens and gadgets, including making "slime," crafting paints, and designing toys.

The Elf on the Shelf a Christmas Tradition

Author: Carol V. Aebersold
Publisher:
ISBN: 098436515X
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Children

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition is an activity the entire family will enjoy. Based on the tradition Carol Aebersold began with her family in the 1970s, this cleverly rhymed children's book explains that Santa knows who is naughty and/or nice because he sends a scout elf to every home. During the holiday season, the elf watches children by day and reports to Santa each night. When children awake, the elf has returned from the North Pole and can be found hiding in a different location. This activity allows The Elf on the Shelf to become a delightful hide-and-seek game.