Want to help your child in building a foundation for critical thinking? Read our tips below to make them better problem solvers.
One of the most important skills a child can develop in today’s world is to learn to think critically. In today’s evolving world, kids have to become critical thinkers for analyzing, comparing, and generating higher-order thinking skills.
Here are some tips which would help children in building a foundation for critical thinking:
1. Focus on ‘How?’ and ‘Why?’ rather then focusing on ‘What?’
Children should not be restricted only to what a particular thing means, but should a motivated to go beyond the bare facts of the subject as to know why does that happen?
2. Pause and wait
Give your child an ample amount of time to answer or attempt a work thereby generating a critical response. It would give your child a chance to refine their response rather than speaking out of their gut.
3. Do not intervene immediately
Avoid completing or doing the task of your child. Encourage the younger child to try to solve their problem and develop their functional skills and for the elder child, ask them critical thinking questions and provide them with information but don’t solve the problem for them.
It means having the awareness or knowledge about one’s thought process. It helps your child in thinking about the different ways to understand the problem and helping them in answering why, where, who, when, and how about the problem.
5. Help children in connecting the dots
A child should be able to connect with things. By guiding and asking them questions, it helps them to practice critical thinking skills. It instills the ability to make a critical analysis of the problem.
6. Encourage critical thinking in new and diverse ways
Allow your child to think differently, which would help them hone their creative problem-solving skills. They learn from observing. Allow them to navigate problems to develop their critical thinking skills in the long run.
Hera Public as a school focuses not only on imparting religious knowledge but also focuses on building teamwork and peer collaborations among its students through a mix of curricular and co-curricular activities. Thus, holistic development is not restricted only to the walls of their classrooms but goes beyond that. Providing them with the latest technology helps students to think critically and face global challenges.