Building Thinking Skills Level 3 Review by My Life on a Taffy Pull
Review by My Life on a Taffy Pull
Critical Thinking Press~Review
As part of the Timberdoodle Blog Review Team I had the honor of reviewing 3 books by Critical Thinking Press.
And finally, the last book by Critical Thinking Press that I got to review is Building Thinking Skills 3.
This book is geared toward children age 12 and up, grades 7+. Strawberry Taffy got this one! She’s 12 years old and in the 8th grade.
“Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Verbal’s activities are sequenced developmentally. 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 as they: Observe, recognize, and describe characteristics. Distinguish similarities and differences. Identify and complete sequences, classifications, and analogies.”
She’s been working through it now for a couple weeks and her honest opinion is that it’s “a little boring.” When I was asking her why I realized that book is divided into sections with the same sorts of activities, so it wasn’t that it was boring per se, it was that she was doing the same type of thinking skill each day. To make things more interesting I suggested she move around a little in the book to keep things fresh and exciting. That did the trick! Here are some sample pages for you to look over. And thankfully, for those of us who have never been given the opportunity to learn how to think critically, the answers are included in the back of the book!
Overall, all of these books have surpassed my expectations. It’s no secret that Critical Thinking Company is on the higher end of the price scale for subjects that don’t seem core, but I believe teaching our children how to think and solve problems is foundational for all their other studies and well worth the investment.
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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.