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Review: Critical and Creative 1

 In need of a way to let your child be as creative as they want while they learn about things? Then Critical and Creative 1 would be perfect for you. This workbook goes over many different things from animals to vehicles and much more. They will get to draw things from their imagination. It is a great way for children to express themselves. Your child will get lots of thinking skills work like logical thinking, problem solving and a bunch more. The thing I like best about this critical thinking workbook is that it ask the child “why?”

First, they figure out things like how are things the same and different. Then, the book will ask “why?” This is great because then they have to really think of something. It is easy to just say “yes they are the same.” So the extra question of why gets those critical thinking skills flowing. There are some pages where the child gets clues and then they have to figure out which item fits. In the earlier pages of the workbook is seasons. There are some questions like “what might happen next?” or “how can you keep from getting sunburnt if you have no sunblock?” They will also work on finding differences between two pictures. 

Towards the middle of the book they go over animals. They will get to think of rhyming words, opposites of words, making sentences about the animals and more. Your child will also get to go over places like a store, playground, a farm, etc. They will get to say what they have and have not at places or with things like a bike. You can take these questions a step further by doing what they have not done before. The workbook also goes over what does and does not belong, what would cost more, the order of how things happen, etc.

The workbook also has pages about classic tales like Hansel and Greek, The Three Little Pigs and more. If your child has never read these stories before it is a great opportunity to read them together. It is so important to read with your child especially when they are young. There are pages about vehicles as well. They will get to group things together, pick where might see the vehicle, where would you like to go, etc. The end of the workbook there is a section about things in the world around them. 

Your child has probably already seen everything this section goes over. Things like vegetables, trees, clothes, etc. There are questions like “what would be next?” This may be challenging for some children but helping your child when they need it is great. They will get to match things together, think of different way you can use something and more. I would definitely recommend this workbook because it goes over so many things. I love things that have my daughter use critical thinkings skills. It has made great at problem solving. For our second great curriculum from Timberdoodle I got the Building Thinking Skills Book 1. I am going to see which one we like more so be on the look out for when we review that workbook. 


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