Building Thinking Skills, Primary
Paperback; ISBN 9780894558870
Building Thinking Skills® provides highly effective verbal and nonverbal reasoning activities to improve child's vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, and figural-spatial skills, as well as their visual and auditory processing. This exceptional series provides a solid foundation for academic excellence and success on any assessment test.
Methods The activities are developmentally sequenced. 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.
These processes help children develop superior thinking and communication skills that lead to deeper content learning in all subjects.
Activities are modeled to reinforce reasoning skills and concepts. Building Thinking Skills® Primary level requires attribute blocks and interlocking cubes.