Logical Thinking Children

Jean Piaget was a Swiss developmental psychologist who studied child development.

He said education was the building of a childs cognitive structure and he  identified four stages of this development.

A little Logic Will Go A long Way

Throughout the school years there are always the children who are known for being bright, smart or clever.

A Logical thinking child will do this when being asked a question:

Analyze the question and break it down (sequential thinking).

Reach an accurate conclusion using sequential thoughts and Deductive or Inductive thinking.

(a process of elimination or inclusion)

A Logical thinking child will naturally be perceived  more intelligent / smarter as they reach accurate conclusions using sequential thinking, inductive and deductive thinking  and yet it is the art of logical thinking itself which makes the child more intelligent.

As soon as a child understands that by delving deeper into their thoughts will allow them to reach a correct answer they will in turn become more confident.

Simple Example of sequential thinking

10 + 20 +5 + 11 – 9 – 6 =

This involves sequential thinking. If you did not understand what + (add) means it would be impossible to answer the question.

Logical Thinking Board Games

Board games which involve strategy and decision making are great fun for all ages and will improve analytical skills and help logical thinking in a fun way.

 

Always look out for games which involve strategy rather than luck

Children learn when they are having fun and educational games do not have to feel educational.

Problem solving and logical thinking can be fun to learn.

 “Most teachers waste their time by asking questions that are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning is to discover what the pupil does know or is capable of knowing.” – ALBERT EINSTEIN