Building Thinking Skills Book 2 by Acorns ~ Or Nuggets of Gold

Platforms: Book
Release Date: 2006
Genre(s): Thinking Skills
Publisher(s): The Critical Thinking Co.
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Building Thinking Skills Book 2 by Acorns ~ Or Nuggets of Gold

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Review by Acorns ~ Or Nuggets of Gold

Critical Thinking Press ~ Books for all ages

I have a few “The Critical Thinking Co.”  books that I have enjoyed using with my children over the years, but as they have gotten older, there are some products I didn’t own that I have wanted to examine in person. Timberdoodle graciously offered my choice of one The Critical Thinking Co. book for each child to use in exchange for an honest review. It was hard to choose, as Timberdoodle carries over 40 Critical Thinking Co. products. Read on to see what we ended up with and our thoughts…..

Next, for my Middlest, I chose Building Thinking Skills Book 2 (List Price $29.99) I’m not sure if it’s just that he’s a boy who is 10,  or what, but we can surely use some critical thinking practice! This hefty book  is filled with higher order thinking skills exercises (367 pages of them!) that include both visual discrimination/ spatial exercises ( Describing Shapes, Figural Similarities and Differences, Figural Sequences, Figural Classifications, and Figural Analogies)  and verbal exercises (Describing Things, Verbal Similarities and Differences, Verbal Sequences, Verbal Classifications, and Verbal Analogies).

Due to the amount of material covered in this book, I don’t feel as though we have really scratched the surface(Hard to do justice to 3 years worth of material in a couple of months), but so far I am very hopeful that it will help encourage my Middlest to pay attention to detail and follow directions. As far as he is concerned, he likes it because it is fun and quick. I love finding things that are “Fun and Quick” but are really exercising their brains! 😀  Speaking of “Fun”, if you are looking to add some fun to your homeschool day, Timberdoodle has a nice selection of Thinking Skills Games or Educational Games (Including our Christmas Favorite, Thinking Putty. You can read about it here). There are some other nifty items that I think may end up being “Favorite presents” that my kids never knew they wanted, and the best part is… they are all “Brain Food” games! 🙂

So far I haven’t seen anything not to like in any of the books that we were sent, and I am very happy to include them in our homeschool days. As a matter of fact, I’m almost certain that I will be purchasing other levels of these books in the future. They are that good! 🙂

One more note~ be sure to check out any Critical Thinking Co. book that you are interested in on the Timberdoodle website~ most of them have sample pages up, so that you can get a feel for what’s inside before you buy.
Blessings~

Legal 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. Hope it was helpful to you.


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