Parents/Guardians Resources

Dear Parents/Guardians,

For parents, one great resource for this is Emeritus Philosophy professor Dr. Tom Wartenberg who posted 2 excellent Youtube videos about he and his university level Philosophy students teaching K-6 elementary students philosophy:

1 (2011) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5wuHRyHez0

2 (2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqHlu0j1UjU

Dr. Wartenberg has a great book for parents/guardians/teachers teaching kids Philosophy/Critical Thinking: Big Ideas For Little Kids: https://www.amazon.com/Big-Ideas-Little-Kids-Philosophy/dp/1475804458/ref=sr_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=philosophy+for+kids&qid=1626797106&sr=8-15

Another book I have used in the past as a teaching tool is Philosophy For Kids by David White: https://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Kids-Questions-Wonder-Everything/dp/1882664701/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=philosophy+for+kids&qid=1626797106&sr=8-4

These are great resources for educators, but also for parents who want to engage their children in critical and creative thinking discussions.

I think the question of secular kids implies the question of facilitating kids to be creative and critical thinkers, so this might be a fruitful avenue foy you to pursue! Two sites I wanted to mention on the Philosophy for Kids topic are:

1) Teaching Children Philosophy is a resource for parents and educators that grew up around Dr. Wartenberg’s program that I mentioned above over the last decade.  It’s wonderful:  https://www.prindleinstitute.org/teaching-children-philosophy/

2) Philosophy For Children from the University of Washington.  This is a great resource page on their site: https://www.philosophyforchildren.org/resources/lesson-plans/