A list of 30 picture books to stimulate p4c with summaries, lists of concepts and possible questions. Selected with children aged 7-11 in mind.
Recommendations and lesson ideas
In the early 1990s p4c-ers such as Karin Murris and Tim Sprod wrote about the potential of picture books for eliciting interesting philosophical questions from children. Now, all over the world, picture books provide a rich stimulus for p4c.
In this section, our contributors not only recommend picture books they find suitable for p4c but may also suggest activities and ideas for lessons or series of lessons on the books of their choice.
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A list of 16 picture books to stimulate p4c with summaries, lists of concepts and possible questions. Selected with children aged 3–6 in mind.
Lesson plans for using the Goldilocks story for P4C with children aged 3–7.
Another resource on the enjoyable picture book by Werner Holzwarth and Wolf Erlbruch. The focus is reasoning.
Four original illustrated stories, available to subscribers in PowerPoint format - ideal for a class reading.
Combine storytelling, philosophizing and role-play. With charming original illustrations to print off and display.