Philosophy for children is one of the Key Issues series. Key Issues are written by experts and based on extensive knowledge supported by the latest research, and address some of the major challenges facing Early Years settings and Primary Schools. The aim is to provide sound, clear advice which will help practitioners and teachers deliver the objectives of Every Child Matters. Philosophy for children focuses on the importance of encouraging children to think, reason and express their thoughts in language. These skills are not only at the heart of the EYFS but are essential to all successful learning.
Marilyn Bowles is a practioner and trainer who works in Leicester. She has a particular interest in developing children's emotional social development through language and practical activities. She is the author of The Little Book of Persona Dolls.