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Logical Thinking - Learning Games for Kids to Develop Logic

By Pooja Sharma Subscribe to RSS | December 20th 2011 | Views:

From time to time, we all must have heard from our seniors, parents and teachers to apply logical and critical thinking to deal with things and situations around us. We all know about it and are pretty much familiar with it but we don’t know its modus-operandi; the way to imbibe and apply it in our daily lives. Now, from straight away jumping to how, let’s pause and understand –‘what’ it is?

What is logical thinking?

Understanding it is more important than anything else. It can be defined as a process that involves reasoning at every step in order to reach to the conclusion. Every problem or situation that we face in our lives need to be tackled with its structural application. The fulcrum of the whole theory is – “it should make sense”.

In short, logical thinking means to think in steps. Logical thinking says one need to form a chain –like arrangement to figure out actual hitches that is main causal for the trouble at hand.

Training on this subject can make your child more of a confronter than an escapist. He will give up answers such as “I don't know,” or “this is too difficult,” and work on solving the problem by delving deep into it.

Ways to develop logical and critical thinking

• Identification: Identification and close look at the problems. One must recognize problems carefully and achieve workable means for meeting solutions to those problems

• Reflective approach: It is necessary to have reflective approach towards problem tackling and this can be done by making use of critical thinking.

• Logical Games: Games can boost children in developing logical thinking and problem-solving skills. Certain board games which are not usual and rely on strategy and decision making are good for children. Logic-based games are best to trigger logical thinking desire in kids.

• Mathematics is another key: Math and logical thinking go hand in hand. Logical thinking is an important foundation for math. Learning mathematics is a sequential process where you need to grasp certain concept, fact, or procedure in order to solve a problem. For example, to solve fractions, you must first understand division and then work on it.

• Experience and its application: For dealing with larger problems of life, students must learn to reconstruct one's patterns of beliefs on the basis of wider experiences.

• Open-mind: Another approach is to think with open mind and avoid narrow approach. One needs to have alternative systems of thought; assessing, assuming and apprehending practical consequences.

Pooja Sharma - About Author:
Presidium and Mother's Pride is headed by the renowned educationist and sought after parenting expert Mrs. Sudha Gupta. Her vision encompasses not only children but parents, teachers and the society on the whole. As an educationist, she has single-handedly revolutionized pre-school education. Now this visionary has set her eyes to transform formal education system through Presidium, a proposed senior secondary

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