Critical Thinking Activities (Book 1, Grades K-2)
What a tantalizing treat for young minds! Seven different thinking skills—relationships, analogies, sequences, deduction, inference, pattern decoding, and critical analysis—are presented in a format designed to appeal to the prereader. Lollipop Logic employs visual and pictorial clues to introduce and reinforce high-powered thinking. This one-of-kind tool gives wings to prereaders and nonreaders. This unique book introduces complex thinking skills without the fetters of lexical meaning. Lollipop Logic is the perfect instrument for many young learners. It is simple to use and easy for youngsters to understand. Best of all, it alleviates the encumbrances of reading ability for young minds ready to soar into the stratosphere of thinking skills far beyond their reading levels.
For more advanced logic activities, refer to Logic Countdown, Logic Liftoff, Orbiting with Logic, and Logic Safari Books 1, 2, and 3.
Table of Contents
About This Book Teacher's Instructions Reproducible Lessons Sequential Synthesis Lessons 1–8 Relationships Lessons 9–16 Analogies Lessons 17–24 Deductive Reasong Lessons 25–31 Pattern Decoding Lessons 32–39 Inference Lessons 40–49 Crticial Analyizing Skills Lessons 50–52 Answers
Bonnie Lou Risby grew up in the Illinois woodlands atop the limestone bluffs across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. These woods were her playground where she and her siblings camped out, played detective, scout, hunter, etc. and enjoyed the beauty of the outdoors in every season.
Rob always showed a unique aptitude for logical thinking and became a published author at the age of 6 when he coauthored the first Lollipop Logic book in 1990. In 2010 and 2011, this extremely popular and long-lived book was revisited to produce Lollipop Logic Book 2 and Book 3. “Collaboration with Mom after all this time was a lot of fun.”
Lollipop Logic for grades K-2 and Primarily Logic for grades 2-4 are critical thinking resources. They provide worksheets that introduce and reinforce skills such as analogies, syllogisms, relationships, sequencing, deduction, inference, and others. The pages are clean and attractive to make these high-level thinking skills seem like fun. You'll be pleased with the connections your child makes and the excitement that these books produce. ,Cindy West,The Curriculum Choice, 12/14/09
The logical/critical thinking skills of relationships, analogies, sequences, deduction, inference, patterning, decoding and analysis are covered in simple and attractive worksheets. Each page has only five or six problems, but it's the perfect amount for a little ones.,Cindy West,The Curriculum Choice, 6/8/11