Building Thinking Skills Beginning

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Grades: Preschool

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Building Thinking Skills
Start here with Building Thinking Skills Beginning. Happy, colorful illustrations make this a highly attractive program for any young child. The variety of delightful exercises ensures that this terrific book will give your child a solid foundation for academic excellence.

For ages three to four, but we know many two-year-olds who would thrive on Building Thinking Skills Beginning. We suggest that you follow this book with Developing the Early Learner.

  • Reading, writing, and math readiness.
  • Develops analysis skills for academic learning!
  • The activities are developmentally sequenced. Each skill (for example, classifying) is presented first in the semi-concrete figural-spatial form and then in the abstract verbal form. Children learn to analyze relationships between objects, between words, and between objects and words.
  • Building Thinking Skills® Beginning level may be used with attribute blocks, though they are not required.

  • Publisher's Information
    Author: Michael O. Baker, Stephanie Stevens
    Activities: 479
    Full Color:
    Binding: Paperback
    The Critical Thinking Co
    Printed In:
    Faith-Based: No

    Awards and Endorsements:
    The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
    Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal for Excellence
    Parent Tested, Parent Approved Winner's Seal
    Mensa Recommended Materials for the Gifted
    iParenting Media Award
    Parent Tested, Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval
    Cathy Duffy 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
    Dr. Toy 10 Best Software
    Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence Award
    Learning® Magazine Teacher's Choice Award
    iParenting Media Excellent Products
    Cathy Duffy Top 100 Award
    Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products
    Learning® Magazine Recommended Resource for Successful Teaching
    The Well-Trained Mind Recommended Resource for Logic and Critical Thinking
    2014 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards™ - 3rd Place, Logic Category
    Practical Homeschooling Magazine 2nd Place Reader Award
    The Old Schoolhouse Magazine 1st Place 2012 Excellence in Education Award
    Beginning Thinking Skills Review by Homeschool Gameschool

    review by Homeschool Gameschool

    ”Activities are brightly colored, organized, and sequenced in small sections that are perfect for young minds. Preschoolers aren’t designed to sit still and do written work, and with this book they aren’t expected to.”

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    Beginning Thinking Skills Review by Quad Squad

    review by Quad Squad

    ”Preschoolers ages 3-4 will enjoy this book and the hours of activities it provides. Great for homeschool or early learning activities. Skills include colors, shapes, sequence, measurement, problem solving, logic, and much more.”

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 41 reviews
    Great Book!

    This is one that my preschooler wants to do page after page after page. We love how engaging and fun it is for her.


    I love this book! My son is 3 and even though it’s easy right now for him it is giving him the confidence boost he needed.

    Thinking Skills

    I think we would have enjoyed this if it hadn’t been too easy for my son (3 year old) he already knew his shapes and colors. We really had to pick and choose what would be helpful for him. This is still a great resource if your child is younger or hasn’t learned their colors and shapes. Just didn’t work for us. The riddles are still tough for him and the measurement section was very helpful.


    I can not get enough of this book. It is exactly what I was looking for and has so many ideas that I would have never thought of. I have always been a believer that our main goal is to teach our kids how to learn and this goes hand in hand with that though process. This book with help your kids for years to come!!!

    Building Thinking Skills Beginning

    I found this book to be more difficult than many of the critical thinking products Timberdoodle offers in both their preschool and PreK curriculum kits. My son enjoyed the colorful pages and variety of puzzles. He learned a lot from working through the book.

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