Critical Thinking is the ability to think logically and holistically to arrive at the best possible solution in a given circumstance. It helps the child explore all possible options before arriving at a conclusion. Critical thinking inculcates independent thinking. Early orientation of children in critical thinking exercises would go a long way in having a well-balanced outlook in life.
• Let them solve a puzzle in your presence. Help them with cues where ever required.
• Ask them situational quizzes, like, if she is lost in a mall, how she would find them.
Life skills are set of positive behaviour & adaptive skills acquired through learning and from life experiences that enable us to deal effectively with the demands & challenges of life. Life skills include Cognitive skills ( Self-awareness, creative thinking, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making ), Emotional Skills ( Managing Emotions, Coping with Stress ) and Social Skills ( Interpersonal Skills, Effective Communication, Empathy ) . These CES skills develop children into an Independent Thinker, Emotionally Balanced & Socially Adaptable person – all essential attributes for success in the 21st century.