Studying Philosophy With Kids

Resources and ideas to for making kids think! #philosophy #learning #kids

Everyone has a philosophy they are working from. The key to doing philosophy with your kids is getting them to recognize what assumptions they and the people around them are constructing their beliefs from.

We love doing philosophy as a family. Whether it’s having a family book discussion or reading about an old Greek guy, we try to incorporate philosophy into our daily lives so that our minds stretch and grow and we can better defend or refute the ideas we encounter.

Philosophy doesn’t have to be stuffy, and you don’t have to save it until high school.

Here you will find all our resources, books, and discussion guides for doing philosophy with kids.

This page is a work in progress – check back often!

The Basics of Studying Philosophy With Kids

 Philosophy With Kids

Philosophy Through Picture Books

Even Aliens Need Snacks

Another Day In The Milky Way

When A Dragon Moves In

Commander Toad and the Planet of the Grapes

Unit Studies Based on Famous Philosophers

Rene Descartes unit study

Rene Descartes

Books & Curriculum We Can Recommend

High School  and College Level

From a Christian Worldview:

  • Metaphysics: Constructing A World View
  • Ethics: Approaching Moral Decisions
  • Epistemology: Becoming Intellectually Virtuous
  • Philosophy of Religion: Thinking About Faith
  • Do Hard Things
  • The Deadliest Monster
  • A Shot of Faith (to the Head)
  • History of Philosophy and Christian Thought (free lecture series through Itunes)

General Philosophy books:

Older Elementary and Middle School

Younger Children and Elementary

Links To Check Out

Books & Resources We Cannot Recommend

These are books I have checked out of the library and previewed or the girls have browsed and we found to be lacking in a balanced view, tact, or both.

  • Really, Really Big Questions by Stephen Law
  • Philosophy Bites
  • Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar. . . (understanding Philosophy through jokes)
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