Activities to develop thinking and reasoning skills

In the previous step you watched teachers using different techniques to develop thinking and reasoning. They were taken from The Wellcome Trust’s Explorify online resource.

This is a fantastic, free resource which has been designed to stimulate curiosity, discussion and debate. It has been cleverly designed to fit easily into teachers’ timetables.

There are hundreds of thinking and reasoning activities that you can try with your children and a few of them are highlighted in the next few steps.

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