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17th Dec, 2014

FREE Critical Thinking Exercises for Kids

Want Your Child To Practice Critical Thinking? Look No Further! We’ve put together a series of free example critical thinking exercises for kids that you can practice at home or at school Instructions Each exercise consists of a picture and some questions. The pictures come in two formats: PDF and PowerPoint. If you would like to print […]

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15th Dec, 2014

Part 4: Critical Thinking For Kids in Action

Critical thinking skills for kids in action In this concluding part, we’ll be using critical thinking skills to compare and contrast our two photos. After this, we’ll produce a logical and systematic write up. If you haven’t been following this series, here are the links to the previous parts: PART 1: CRITICAL THINKING: HOW A CHILD […]

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14th Dec, 2014

Part 3: Critical Thinking For Kids in Action

Critical thinking skills for kids in action In this part, we’ll be using critical thinking skills to study a second photo. The ultimate goal will be to do a compare and contrast write up about these two photos. If you haven’t been following this series, here are the links to the previous parts: PART 1: CRITICAL […]

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12th Dec, 2014

Part 2: Critical Thinking For Kids in Action

Following on from our previous blog post, let’s see critical thinking skills in action Here are two examples of how to analyse different materials stage-by-stage and then amalgamate that into a coherent argument. If you haven’t read our previous blog post, I strongly recommend that you do that first. As we looked at in that […]

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11th Dec, 2014

Critical Thinking: How A Child Can Start Thinking Deeply

Here are some key strategies for developing critical thinking skills in children The great thing about critical thinking skills is that they can be applied to any subject, topic, or medium. Whether a child is studying a book, a movie, a song, a poem, or a picture, they can apply the same critical thinking strategies […]

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3rd Dec, 2014

Book Review: Our Canadian Love Story by Linnie von Rekowsky

Our Canadian Love Story. An Immigration Tale. Well, Sort Of. I first heard about Linnie von Rekowsky (now calling herself Linnie von Sky) and her picture books in a store. It wasn’t a book store, so I was intrigued. The store representative heard that I owned an educational business and thought that Rekowsky’s books would […]

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