Tag Archives: thinking skills

A Book Is More Than a Book: Interactive Reading for Parents

By Allison Wedell Schumacher When my daughter was just learning to talk, she thought a book was called a “to read.” She would toddle toward us, board book firmly clutched in one tiny hand, saying, “To weeed? To weeed?” Who … Continue reading

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The Plot Thickens: How to Improve Young Children’s Critical Thinking Skills During Storytime

By Allison Wedell Schumacher “That isn’t what it says. It says, ‘Scritch, scratch, scratch, scritch.’” This was the egregious error four-year-old Suzanne pointed out to her Head Start teacher, Wendie Bramwell, when Wendie tried to paraphrase Beatrix Potter’s original wording … Continue reading

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Activity: Help Kids Be Mindful Consumers During the Holidays

By Eric Braun and Sandy Donovan, coauthors of The Survival Guide for Money Smarts As we wade bravely into another holiday season, many of us will be trying to keep the inevitable consumerism to a minimum while emphasizing (especially to … Continue reading

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6 Tips to Help Kids Become Savvy Consumers (Prompts for Writing and Discussion)

By Eric Braun and Sandy Donovan, coauthors of The Survival Guide for Money Smarts According to the Council for Economic Education, four in ten millennials say they are overwhelmed with debt, and more than half are living paycheck to paycheck, … Continue reading

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Cash in on Learning: The Common Core: A Launching Pad for Thinking

by Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., Free Spirit Publishing author of Advancing Differentiation: Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century Last month I blogged about how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will soon be driving the curriculum and instructional practices of our … Continue reading

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