What to do at home
Learn more about thinking
What to do at home
Learn more about thinking

Parents can play a role in nurturing their children’s ability to think critically, creatively and collaboratively. The following resources provide useful suggestions for actions that parents can take at home.

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Nurturing critical thinking: A note to parents

Increasingly, parents are interested in learning what role they might play in helping to foster their child’s ability to think. In this Critical Discussions article, author Roland Case explains what critical thinking involves, why is it important and how parents might help their children succeed in this area.

Simply Read!

This book is intended to help parents and teachers support children who are just beginning to read or who are discouraged readers. A special section is devoted to helping adolescent non-readers. The strategies will help parents of pre-schoolers or home-schoolers guide their children in a natural way to reading success.

Simply Write!

This book aims to free writing from an emphasis on accuracy and perfection, to encourage everybody, but especially younger children, to simply write in his or her own way. This book for parents and educators is about celebrating writing by making it part of our everyday lives.

Thoughtful Books

Lesson plans in the Thoughtful Books series support literacy and discussion of age-appropriate ethical issues through the use of exemplary children’s literature. The suggested activities introduce thinking tools that parents can encourage young children to apply in a variety of home situations over time, until the tools are used independently, selectively and naturally.