Math, reading, science, history… it’s relatively easy for us as parents to evaluate skill level in the core subjects. Asking questions, reviewing schoolwork, seeing grades on a test – those are all quantifiable subjects.
But as parents, regardless of whether our kids are homeschooled or not, we want them to learn something a bit more difficult to pin down: logic. The ability to plan ahead, to predict someone else’s actions, to compare choices, maybe even understand that a short-term negative can have long-term positive results… these are all highly desirable skills.
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The lighter box created more questions then it answered. Inside was Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural… and Word Roots Beginning. That was my FOURTH book on the list of choices. Not one I should have gotten. Maybe not enough people had requested it, and they decided to sent it out to me, too? Nothing wrong with hoping, right?
So I opened the heavier box. There were the three titles on my list. OK… there’s a duplicate. So I examined the packing slips. Aha! The city, state and zip code are mine, but the name and street are . . . → Read More: Timberdoodle & Critical Thinking Press, part 3 of 4
In the email asking if we were interested in reviewing some Critical Thinking Press books, we were told that the books were available due to slight shipping damage. Nothing severe enough to make them unusable, but just enough that they weren’t comfortable selling the titles in *new* condition.
When they arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I couldn’t even find anything I’d call damage. I buy a lot of used books, and anything short of water damage or totally falling apart, I consider in good enough shape. So, file that bit of info: Timberdoodle has high . . . → Read More: Timberdoodle & Critical Thinking Press, part 2 of 4
Quite a while back, I signed up for Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team. Didn’t hear anything, and I mostly forgot about it.
Then, in early December, I received an email asking if I’d be interested in reviewing some Critical Thinking Press books. Would I ever! I drool over their stuff pretty much like I do the Timberdoodle catalog.
If you want some ideas for great homeschool curriculum without having to wade through mediocre stuff, request one of Timberdoodle‘s free homeschool catalogs. Then you can drool along with me.
There was a list of titles . . . → Read More: Timberdoodle & Critical Thinking Press, part 1 of 4