Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally, understanding the logical connection between ideas. It is the ability to evaluate information, identify what is useful and what is not, and make a reasoned judgement from that information.
The skills our children will need for their future are heavily based in critical thinking, complex problem solving and creativity (according to the Future of Jobs Report by the World Economic Forum). Talk to any primary school teacher and they’ll tell you that critical thinking is essential for children to thrive in all curriculum subjects.
Critical Thinking Kids classes support your child to become more proficient in these skills. How can we encourage our kids to think critically from an early age? Through an activity that every child is already an expert at — asking questions. It is the teacher’s job to make sure they go beyond “what?” — and ask “how?” and “why?”
The national curriculum for primary children has an expectation that to build knowledge, a child has the requisite thinking skills. This is often a neglected area in the classroom due to a packed timetable and test requirements. These classes will give your child a little space to really think about things.
Critical thinking is not just a valuable transferable skill, but a worthwhile trait in itself. If you can trust your child to think critically, they will be able to evaluate a situation and use logic and reason to find the right solution to any problem the encounter. They will be able to think independently and require less hand holding and supervision.