EditByBrothersoft: Our children will live and work in an Information Age
that we can only imagine. As they master the basic skills of the three R’s, they must also develop a broader, higher-level set of thinking skills that will transfer to the content of the future. Given appropriate opportunities, the young mind is amazingly capable.
Edmark's Thinkin’ Things collection
1: Toony the Loon’s Lagoon is designed to offer young students experiences with a variety of thinking skills: memory, critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. Thinkin’ Things Collection 1 celebrates intellectual Diversity
. A student’s musical and rhythmic intelligence may shine when working with Toony the Loon and his xylophones, or visual and spatial intelligence in creating with BLOX, or logical and mathematical intelligence with the Fripple Guides and Feathered Friends
. In areas that may not come as naturally to some children, Thinkin’ Things Collection 1 offers warm, friendly experiences in which self-confidence is built, exploration and creativity are fostered, and persistence is rewarded with success.
Thinkin’ Things Collection 1 also focuses attention on how students learn. Is a particular student more likely to remember what is seen or what is heard? How do they approach learning? Do they “guess and test?” Once something is “discovered,” do they use that information in another way to “see what happens?” Do they, for example, prefer to take Fripple orders at the door (both auditory and visual), on the phone (auditory only), or by Mail
(visual only)? Thinkin’ Things Collection 1 promotes learning in each student’s areas of strength while encouraging growth and building skills in other areas as well.