Mind in the Making: Skill #5
Skill 5 – Critical Thinking. At its core, critical thinking is the ongoing search for valid and reliable knowledge to guide beliefs, decisions, and actions. TIP: Promote children’s curiosity: if they are wondering about something, help think of an experience where they can figure it out for themselves (such as why do different things float in water). With older children, help them evaluate ads on television, asking them if they think a claim in an advertisement is true and how they would find out.