Can You Find Me PreK
Experts agree that riddles boost children’s intelligence by exposing them to critical thinking and problem-solving. Riddles can also improve creativity and are an excellent warm-up exercise for your pre-kindergartner's brain. Can You Find Me will give your child ample opportunities to think and reason, with 100 mind-building riddles that introduce critical thinking and systematic analysis. To solve each colorful rhyming riddle, your child may need to identify similarities and differences, recognize sequences, classify objects, or interpret analogies. These are concepts found in most state and national standards.
Can You Find Me challenges require understanding two or more clues to deduce the answer. No pencilwork is necessary, as your child can either point to a picture or answer verbally. Can You Find Me covers reading readiness, science, math, and social studies and includes answers and a chart of skills developed in each activity.
Pages: 112- Full Color
Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co.
Consumable: If desired
With so much emphasize on subject based learning, I was extremely pleased to find an early learner text that emphasizes how to think. Would recommend more so Kindergarten/late Pre-K than early if only because there are a lot of concepts we haven’t touched on yet and are having to learn as we attempt each problem weekly.
This is a great teaching tool. Must have.
This product is engaging for the child who is hesitant to develope the inquisitive side of learning. Exercises are refreshing without becoming monotonous.
We ordered quite a few workbooks, and I had no idea this would be anywhere near our favorite-it is! My daughter is almost 3 and she can solve most of these riddles and enjoys it. For the ones she can't solve it gives us a good opportunity to discuss them. I love that it doesn't involve any writing, and that the book can be used over again for my younger child. It also helps that after each riddle there are several pictures to choose from and quite a few are animal pictures-which really helps if your child loves animals like mine. So glad we bought this one.
This is a non-consumable thinking skills book geared toward preschoolers. When my daughter and I opened the book we were pleasantly surprised. Each page contained a riddle and pictures. My daughter was interested right away and wanted to look through the whole book. After looking, I sat down and went through a couple riddles with her. She had so much fun trying to answer the riddles. When we would get to one that was too hard, we'd skip it and come back to it later. Some days she could only handle doing one riddle, and other days she wanted to do a slew of them. When we hit a bunch in a row that were just a tad hard, I set the book aside for a week. We are still moving through the book and it has become a wonderful addition to her preschool work.
What I liked:
* It is non-consumable, so I can use it for the upcoming girls :)
* It makes a child think and reason. The child has to use the clues in the riddle and pictures to find the answer.
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