Building Thinking Skills Beginning 2
The sooner your child is introduced to organized analysis, the more comfortable he can later be with other subjects like reading, writing, math, and science. Building Thinking Skills Beginning 2 is a colorful, enjoyable introduction to thinking and problem-solving skills for four- and five-year-olds. Organized analysis is a new skill for this age group, so this book’s activities focus on building those analytical skills step by step. Plus, if you take the time to ask your child to explain his answers, the assignments are also very effective at teaching academic vocabulary. Children will appreciate the graduated succession of Building Thinking Skills Beginning 2. The directions are clear, and any busy parent will relish the small number of problems on each page. Building Thinking Skills Beginning 2 is completely reproducible for home use.
From the Publisher:
This colorful, fun yet challenging 240-page book teaches and develops students' thinking and problem-solving skills. It helps students build confidence and self-esteem in their problem-solving skills as they learn new educational concepts. It is common for many preschool and kindergarten students to guess at challenging activities rather than use a reasoned approach (organized analysis) to arrive at an answer. Learning to use organized analysis at an early age is an important part of success in reading, writing, math, and science.
This book is also an excellent test-prep resource for preschool and kindergarten students because the activities exceed the cognitive challenges in most kindergarten cognitive tests. It is also effective at developing academic vocabulary if students are asked to explain why their answer is correct.
Students who begin this book should understand the basic concepts (colors, geometric shapes, types of lines, position, etc.) taught in Building Thinking Skills Beginning 1. Because the activities are challenging—and because of the importance of students verbalizing their thinking—it is recommended that students work with a teacher or parent as they work through the activities.
Author: Tatiana Parfentieva
Pages: 240, perforated
Full Color: Yes
Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co
Awards and Endorsements:
2014 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards™ - 3rd Place, Logic Category
2015 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards™ - 2nd Place, Logic Category
Cathy Duffy 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
Cathy Duffy Top 100 Award
Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence Award
Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products
Learning® Magazine Recommended Resource for Successful Teaching
Learning® Magazine Teachers’ Choice Awards
Mensa Recommended Materials for the Gifted
Parent Tested, Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval
Parent Tested, Parent Approved Winner's Seal
Practical Homeschooling Magazine 2nd Place Reader Award
The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine 1st Place 2012 Excellence in Education Award
The Well-Trained Mind Recommended Resource for Logic and Critical Thinking
review by Coulter Coop
”This is a great problem solving workbook for pre-k students ages 4-5...”Watch the Review
I am excited for this book! Thinking skills are such a valuable and foundational tool. This book presents them in a fun and colorful way for a young learner.