Here''s an exciting, one-of-a-kind collection of "quickie"
activities to help you stimulate the devleopment of thinking skills
in children of varying abilities and review basic skills at all
elementary grade levels!
Included are over 150 ready-to-go "total group," "partner," and
"individual" activities, organized for easy use into four major
subject and skill areas:
- THINKING & REASONING--activities to build
skills in classification, logic (putting the pieces together),
quick decision making, problem solving, developing strategy, and
- MATH--activities to reinforce concepts and
skills in numeration, computation, place value, estimation,
fractions, geometry, relationship and patterns, and problem
- LANGUAGE & WRITING--activities to improve
skills with phonics, compound words, spelling, descriptive words,
synonyms and antonyms, vocabulary, prefixes, suffixes, roots, and
parts of speech
- LISTENING & REMEMBERING--activities to
develop skills in critical listening, following oral directions,
Each of these "quickie" thinking skills activities is complete and
ready for immediate
use, including skill reviewed, grade
level, group size, step-by-step directions, activity extenders, and
answers or possible solutions, all in easy-to-read boldface type.?
Moreover, all are oral activities or require only pencil and paper,
or chalkboard and chalk.
And, to help you select appropriate activities at a moment''s
notice, there''s also a special Activity/Skills Index that lists
all activities by subject matter, group size, and grade level.
Mind Joggers is a book you will turn to every day for
stimulating activities that make kids think.