Philosophy for Children

P4C for the Family!

Each month there will be a new stimulus for discussion at home with the family. Everyone sees and thinks something different, which leads to such rich discussions and deeper insights into understanding each other.

Have a look at the 4 Cs before your discussion and see if you can embody the P4C ethos. 

I Believe I Can

Have a think about the following questions…

  • What is happening here?
  • Is the bird walking on the water? How? Why?
  • Is this bird special? Can it fly?
  • Do you think this is the first time the bird has walked on water?
  • The title is ‘I Believe I Can’. If the bird doubted itself, do you think it would still be able to walk across the water?
  • How important is self-belief?
  • Have you ever ‘failed’ because you lacked confidence?
  • Have you ever succeeded because you believed you could?
  • What does failure feel like? What about success?
  • How do you overcome failure?
  • Has anyone ever achieved something other people thought to be impossible? What qualities did they have?