Critical thinking is the search for valid and reliable information and that’s important because the information that we have, the way we see the world guides not only what we think but what we do – Ellen Galinsky
Critical thinking is not just another skill that the younger generation needs, but one of the most important for the future with the advent of digital transformation (IOT, blockchain, data science e.t.c.)
The following tips will help you build the critical thinking skill in your children;
- Give opportunities for taking responsibilities
Allow your children to step out of their comfort zone once in a while. The more they get this opportunity the better they get at solving problems. They will be able to provide solutions to issues easily.
- Ask open ended questions
Rather than directly answering questions asked by your children, you can make them provide answers by guiding them to analytically think about it. This will stretch their brain muscles and improve their critical thinking skill over time.
- Encourage new and disruptive ideas and ways of thinking
Make your children think of better ways to do things. This should be done often in order for your children to reach a level where they don’t need to be asked before finding a better way to do things.
- Give compliments and if necessary gifts for problem solved
Make sure you show your children they are appreciated when they take out their time to think of something new, this will help their creative capacity.
These are a few tips you can use to help your children think critically and analytically. Don’t forget to share this with your friends and connections. Have a great week ahead.
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Source: brighthorizons.com ideas.ted.com greenchildmagazine.com