Building Thinking Skills Beginning

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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.

Recommended for age three, but we know many two-year-olds who would thrive on Building Thinking Skills Beginning. We suggest that you follow this book with Building Thinking Skills Beginning 2.

  • 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.

  • Answers are located in the back of this book.

    Publisher's Information
    Author: Michael O. Baker, Stephanie Stevens
    Activities: 479
    Full Color:
    Binding: Paperback
    Publisher's Recommended Age Range: 3-4 years
    Copyright: 2008
    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 62 reviews
    Intro to Critical Thinking

    This book goes through shapes and colors and simple logic. The logic is a bit hard for 2 year olds, in my experience, but they like the shapes and colors parts. Once they hit 3 they are much better at it. This book has pictures of cookies in it which is always exciting.

    Really Great

    The concepts introduced in this book are really great! They are essential for starting to build very important critical thinking skills!

    Really great

    My son loves these workbooks! The colors, the way its laid out. It’s very engaging and my son who’s not quite 4 is flying through this one!


    We have enjoyed this book for my preschooler. She prefers the Gakken workbooks over this, but this is still a great supplement and gives me a guide for concepts I should be teaching her.

    Fits nicely with other weekly materials!

    This book coincides perfectly with the weeks materials if followed by Timberdoodles schedule. Gets exhausting not because of content but because of the colors used on the pages.

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