Philosophy for Children is an approach and activity that encourages deep thinking and supports children in co-constructing meaning about an issue, topic or concept. Our philosophy sessions give children the opportunity to question and explore concepts that are relevant to their lives and current areas of group inquiry.
There are many ways of making meaning and representing thinking, and oral language is one of them. Through our Philosophy for Children sessions, children gain confidence and skills in expressing themselves through oral language, also developing their capacities as respectful listeners.
After creating watercolour portraits of our families last week, we sat in a circle to discuss the following question: Why do you think families are important? As with all of our philosophy sessions, we lit a candle in the middle of our circle to help us concentrate and be peaceful.
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