Building Thinking Skills Level 3 by Delightful Learning

Platforms: Book
Release Date: 2007
Genre(s): Thinking Skills
Publisher(s): The Critical Thinking Co
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Building Thinking Skills Level 3 by Delightful Learning

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Review by Delightful Learning

Critical Thinking Press ~ A Timberdoodle Review

I’ve heard rave reviews about Critical Thinking products, so when I had the opportunity to review a few of their products for Timberdoodle,I jumped at the chance!

First up is Building Thinking Skills, by Critical Thinking Press. These books are touted as “The #1 sellingthinking skills program in the world!” Indeed, they are chock-full of reasoning activities designed to improve vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, figural-spatial skills and visual and auditory processing, and are definitely worth digging into!

The activities are sequenced developmentally. Your child is gently led to analyze relationships between objects, between words, and then between objects and words as they:

  • Observe, recognize, and describe characteristics.
  • Distinguish similarities and differences.
  • Identify and complete sequences, classifications, and analogies.

Timberdoodle Price: $29.99 each

I reviewed Building Thinking Skills 3 with Nathan, who is 12. Designed for ages 12 and up, or grades 7 and up, this level is proving to be a great fit for Nathan.

At 378 pages, the size of the book was a little intimidating to him, too. The first question he asked was, “How many pages do I have to do?” Since the first section on antonyms and synonyms involved using a dictionary and thesaurus and took extra time, I only had him do one page a day. He willingly did them, but didn’t enjoy these activities. However, when he got to the pages on Sequences, he was hooked!

He said, “I could do this all day.”

In Nathan’s words:

  • Every activity has directions that are easy to follow.
  • You have to slow down and follow those directions to complete the activities.
  • They are challenging, but fun and engaging which makes you want to do more.
  • Can I do this instead of {enter daily grammar curriculum}?

The scope of this book is broad and includes activities on Reading, Writing, Math, and Science. So, no, he is not getting out of his Grammar lessons. 🙂

This book is also meant to be used verbally, not just with pencil and paper. The nice thing about that is that the activities are easy to discuss! I enjoyed sitting down with him as he worked and talked with him about how he solved the problems. It is fun to watch him think them through.

The samples are a great way to see what is in this book, but they don’t do the book justice. They are developmentally sequential as each activity prepares the child for the next one. I love this step by step introduction to analytical thinking! It truly “builds” on itself and gives the child confidence to proceed.

It is not often that I add a review item to our curricula, but I’m happy to add Building Thinking Skills to our regularly scheduled programming!

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Disclosure: As a member of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team I received a free copy of these books in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.


Posted by Timberdoodle Co. | 12 Sep 2011 | 5 star, All Reviews

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