Amy Leask has a spectacular site whose mission is to "introduce kids (and the adults they run with) to the wonderful world of Philosophy." It's called kidsthinkaboutit
Children are challenged to think about:
- What is real? What exists?
- What makes a human? Is it our minds, our bodies, or a combination of the two?
- How do we gain knowledge and understanding? Is it with our senses, our minds, or something else?
- How can we be sure that something is true?
- What is the difference between the good life and the bad life?
- How can we decide on the right thing to do?
- What does it mean for something to be beautiful?Ahhh, now you get why this link is on my site! I, too, ask kids to try to figure out what beauty is, in it's endless forms, and to decipher which of those forms they relate to the most. It's a wonderful steppingstone to communication and reasoning and enlightenment.(The image above is an antique scale/fortune telling machine, which is now considered a form of folk art! Discuss amongst yourselves!