I just ordered another round of Critical Thinking Company books through the Homeschool Buyers Co-op.
These books are hard to recreate through hands-on activities. I’ve tried, but it’s a lot of work. Here’s an example of the skills covered:
So yes, I’ve opted to go for the workbooks. A couple of pages a week while waiting for a sibling to do [fill in the blank]: guitar, ballet, swimming lessons, Cub Scouts, etc., can’t hurt. I keep the books in the car and use them to fill dead time with something meaningful.
This time for Jenna(4.5) I ordered the following:
|Mind Benders Verbal Item # 01302BBP||$9.99||1||$9.99|
|Mind Benders Book 2 Item # 01330BBP||$9.99||1||$9.99|
|Math Analogies Beginning Item # 08501BBP||$11.99||1||$11.99|
Those should last Jenna the rest of the year. Hopefully they’ll also provide some practice for when she takes the CogAT in winter, a test our district uses to screen for the Highly Capable program.
But if workbooks aren’t your thing, you can always be creative! Here’s another one, just for fun: