How to Develop Critical Thinking Skills in Children

4 Jul

Critical thinking is a skill that children need to be taught. Critical thinks skills allow children to use reasoning and think creatively to solve a problem. While these skills are not obtained overnight, they are developed over time with the help of teachers and parents. By following a specific plan, teachers and parents can help develop these skills in kids.

1, Have children analyze stories after they read them. Have them answer questions about particular character’s motivation and possible history. By doing this, you are asking them to look beyond what is written on the page.

2, Encourage group activities. When children on working together, they are able to watch how each person solves problems. They can also bring up ideas and opinions that another child may have not thought of.

3, Do not ask questions that can simply be answered with “yes” or “no.” Ask questions that require more thought-out answers.

4,Constantly ask your child for their opinion on why something is the way it is. Instead of just answering the question for them, you can help them come to the answer on their own.

Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how_7208688_develop-critical-thinking-skills-children.html#ixzz2Y7V7E5RU

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3 Responses to “How to Develop Critical Thinking Skills in Children”

  1. cathymcallister July 5, 2013 at 3:07 am #

    Great tips 🙂

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