Teaching philosophy... has a very positive impact on children's work across the curriculum, giving them confidence to speak and discuss ideas to a high level.--Sanford Lakoff
From the Inside Flap
The perfect introduction to philosophy for children (P4C), But Why? Provides everything you need to introduce philosophy into your classroom. And for those who are already doing P4C, it will provide a welcome source of fresh inspiration and new ideas.
Why do philosophy in school?
This work clearly has a very positive impact on childrens work across the curriculum, giving them the confidence to speak and discuss ideas to a high level. Ofsted report
P4C has far-reaching benefits that touch all parts of the curriculum and every aspect of school life by:
creating a climate for learning
developing communication skills
boosting creativity and imagination
teaching moral citizenship
developing confidence, self-esteem and emotional identification.
Why But Why?
But Why? offers a tried-and-tested approach that uses the character of Philosophy Bear to make philosophy accessible to even the very youngest children.
The manual is a highly practical guide that includes:
how to run a successful P4C session
using stories and other stimuli for P4C
strategies that will lead to fruitful thinking
inspiring case studies and examples
a bank of games and activities
integrating philosophy into the school