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Critical Thinking

Published on May 8, 2019 under Winter

What Is Critical Thinking?

“Critical thinking happens when children draw on their existing knowledge and experience, as well as on their problem-solving skills, to do things like:

  • Compare and contrast
  • Explain why things happen
  • Evaluate ideas and form opinions
  • Understand the perspectives of others
  • Predict what will happen in the future
  • Think of creative solutions”.
  • ( information from the Hansen Center)

Ok. So maybe I spoke too fast yesterday. Maybe I don’t hate playing games with children.

That picture looks good right ?

In reality 90% of the time it looks like this

Tiny hands everywhere


Knocked over pieces

And whose turn is it anyway ?

However it all becomes worth it when you see it spark critical thinking like this.

This is a candy land game that Elliette made.

complete with pieces to play with.

we played and it was t so horrible. The rules are a little different. See… if you make the game you make up the rules πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ.

Later in the morning she even made a spinner for taking turns

I’m pretty impressed. That folks is the kind of creativity you get when a child is allowed to explore , create, has access to ample supplies and has been built up and told ” you can .” I dare say this would not happen if we sat at tables most of the day doing things like this.


We also worked on a special Mother’s Day surprise.

Haha. Got ya. πŸ™‚

It was a good day and flew by even though we were stuck inside due to rain.


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