Looking for a Book?

Whether you’re a teacher looking to bring philosophical discussions into your classroom, or a parent eager to introduce your child to some fundamental questions, there are so many wonderful children’s books out there. Here are some of our favorites.

What makes art beautiful?
How do we know what things are?
Do you see it like I do?
What is war, and is it ever justified?
Do we have moral obligations,even to those who wish us harm?
What is friendship?
What makes a true princess?
How should we relate to nature?
See many more at the The Prindle Institute for Ethics

What Happens in a Philosophy for Kids Session?

A common practice is to guide the group of children to generate their  questions, discuss their own answers, and to critically reflect on what a good answer to their own questions might be like. Rather than learning a set of known facts, or dictated techniques, children are empowered to set the terms of their discussion together. Rather than teaching children what to think, philosophy for children focuses on helping children think about

Santa Cruz

These are the schools we’ve worked with in our own area.

Westlake Elementary School
Monarch
Brook Knoll School
Gateway School
Holy Cross School
Shoreline Middle School

Write to Us

Have you ever happened to hear your elementary-aged child discussing a philosophical question with a friend? If so, we’d love to hear about it. Send us an email

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