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: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1475804458
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: UOM:39076002878192
Release Date: 2009-08-28
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 educations.For more information, visit www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org

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.

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.

Kids First

Author: David Kirp
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781586489489
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Education

It may "take a village to raise a child," but most American families are struggling, with diminishing social support, to do the job on their own. While parents work longer hours for less and the costs of childcare, healthcare, and college skyrocket, the share of the U.S. budget spent on kids has fallen 22 percent since 1960. More and more children may well not make it to a healthy, productive adulthood. That's terrible for them--and for us as well. It doesn't have to be this way. In this book, renowned expert David L. Kirp clarifies the importance of investing wisely in children. He outlines a visionary "Kids First" policy agenda that's guided by a "golden rule" principle: Every child deserves what's good enough for a child you love. And he offers lively and inspiring, on-the-ground accounts of five big cradle-to-college initiatives that can change the arc of all children's lives: strong support for parents; high-quality early education; linking schools and communities to improve what both offer children; giving all youngsters access to a caring and stable adult mentor; and providing kids a nest egg to help pay for college or kick-start a career.

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.

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

Author: Lindsey Joiner
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857004476
Release Date: 2011-11-15
Genre: Psychology

For difficult or challenging children and teenagers in therapeutic or school settings, creative activities can be an excellent way of increasing enjoyment and boosting motivation, making the sessions more rewarding and successful for everyone involved. This resource provides over one hundred tried-and-tested fun and imaginative therapeutic activities and ideas to unleash the creativity of children and teenagers aged 5+. Employing a variety of expressive arts including art, music, stories, poetry and film, the activities are designed to teach social skills development, anger control strategies, conflict resolution and thinking skills. Also included are character education activities and ideas for conducting therapeutic day camps, including sample schedules and handouts. The activities can be used in many different settings with all ages, are flexible, and can be adapted for use with individuals or groups. Brimming with imaginative ideas, this resource will be invaluable to anyone working with children and teenagers, including school counselors, social workers, therapists, psychologists and teachers.

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 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 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.

Better Than a Lemonade Stand

Author: Daryl Bernstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442449701
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Start on the early road to success while having fun, learning new skills, and making money with this guide of more than fifty entrepreneurial ideas. Filled with delightfully simple business ideas, Better than a Lemonade Stand! is a fun guide packed with creative ideas that show how to start a business with little or no start-up costs, attract and retain customers, develop negotiating skills, and more. Originally written and published when the author was only fifteen years old, Better than a Lemonade Stand! has already helped thousands of kids start their own profitable small businesses. Now an adult and father himself, Daryl Bernstein has polished and expanded his book for a new generation of budding entrepreneurs. This indispensable resource includes more than fifty, fun, simple business ideas—complete with tips about supplies, time needed, what to charge, and how to advertise—all completely updated with strategies based on Bernstein’s own experience as a successful entrepreneur and father.

The If Machine

Author: Peter Worley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781441136824
Release Date: 2010-12-23
Genre: Education

Each session in this practical book offers an imaginary situation, followed by a series of questions to encourage children to challenge key philosophical ideas such as values and ethics, gender and identity, and existence and beauty. All the enquiries have been tried and tested, and a handy star system is included to indicate the difficulty level of each one. With a comprehensive introduction and key sections on the philosophy behind the experiments, this book also includes an online teacher's resource to guide practitioners through using the sessions to best effect in the classroom.