Saturday, January 3, 2009

DEVELOPING THINKING SKILLS IN EARLY YEARS

This topic refers to mental process of child involved in gaining knowledge and comprehension, including:-

thinking
knowing
judging
reasoning
problem solving

Thinking process in a child starts to develop during childhood, it is a normal process which is done without guidance.

THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF THINKING SKILLS WHICH DEVELOPS IN DURING CHILDHOOD

CREATIVE THINKING

CRITICAL THINKING

TIPS FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS TO DEVELOP THINKING SKILLS IN A CHILD

  1. Children should be given an environment in which they can adopt as much and different activities should be conducted in order to develop creativity thinking in them. For example by playing puzzles a child uses and develop his thinking skills.
  2. Be flexible with a child.
  3. Provide Outdoor facilities to a child.
  4. Have a positive attitude/behaviour towards child.
  5. Conduct different activities such as painting, illustration and drawing.
  6. Conduct different types of IQ/quiz activities in school to judge their skills.
  7. Teach facts to a child because a child adopt highest percent of knowledge during his childhood only.
  8. Ask a child to read story books and instruct him/her to write review on it.
  9. Ask him challenging and logical questions after he reads story books.For example What happened after, how many, who was that, can you name, find the definition of, describe what happened after, who spoke to, which is true or false. these are the remembering questions.
  10. Ask him analytical questions foe example similarity and differences
  11. Ask him questions for applying for example Which factors would you change if......?
  12. Ask him questions for understanding and reasoning for example can you explain why............?
  13. Ask him evaluating questions for example is there a better solution to..........?
  14. Ask him creativity questions for example can you see a possible solution to ..........?
  15. Use effective questioning to develop thinking skills

Provide him/her opportunities for creativity through:-

Encouragement
modeling creative thinking
offering alternatives
open ended tasks
accepting mistake as part of life.



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2 Comments:

shahni said...

above tips are good to understand child psychology, :):) nice work

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shahni said...

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