Logical thinking and problem solving are important skills for children of all ages to develop, including those in early childhood classrooms. We employ thinking skills each day, in many situations, from deciding the order in which to dress ourselves, complete simple tasks, collect items for dinner or set the table; through to more complex problems such as assembling furniture, writing work programs, juggling timetables, and organising class groupings for activities.
This week I am excited to upload a new interactive digital story that encourages children to use logical thinking to solve a problem.
Dragona has lost her egg and turns to her friend Artie, owner of a Lost and Found store, for help. Artie is confident of helping her as he has many eggs on his shelves. He asks Dragona to describe features of her egg, including size, shape, pattern and colour. He uses a process of elimination to identify which egg might be Dragona’s. Children join in the process by choosing eggs with the characteristic described.
What is Dragona’s egg really like, and will Artie be able to help her find it?
You’ll have to read the story to find out.
The process of writing this story also required a problem to be solved; and I love nothing better than a good problem to solve.
What’s an ovoid? Do you know?
To find out, continue reading at: Logical thinking and problem solving – Readilearn