The Critical Thinking Co. offers a huge variety of educational and curriculum based books great for teaching your children from home or helping to improve in areas your children may be struggling. Check out what they have to say about their Core Curriculum series: “We design critical thinking into ALL of our core curriculum products. This not only helps students transfer critical thinking skills to other areas of their lives, it improves the effectiveness of the lessons. Critical thinking requires deeper analysis of the lesson. Deeper analysis produces deeper understanding, resulting in greater engagement and retention of the lesson. Each product (in the Core Curriculum Series) provides a complete curriculum within grade range and subject, and meets state and national standards set by the Department of Education.”
We previously had reviewed the Kindergarten level Mathematical Reasoning book and my 5 year old who missed the birthday cutoff for the current school year breezed through the book since he loves Math. I was anxious to keep him learning and he really loved going through the book so I was excited to work with Critical Thinking Co again! This time we were able to review their Mathematical Reasoning Level B and Language Smarts Level B both of which are geared for first grade. These books are much more challenging for my 5 year old but they’ve provided the perfect atmosphere to give a challenge and an opportunity for learning! We’ve been working our way through the books but at a few pages a day as we talk about and work through the learning concepts. I absolutely love these books, they repeat the concepts over and over throughout the book building on previous lessons learned to increase their understanding. I feel like the books are very grade appropriate and are packed with valuable lessons for your children to learn. I absolutely recommend these books, they are a fabulous teach tool!
You can find the full line of Core Curriculum books through The Critical Thinking Co’s website. The Core Curriculum titles retail from $19.99 to $42.99 per title.
Disclosure: I received a Language Smarts Level B and Mathematical Reasoning Level B curriculum books in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other manner. Affiliate links are being used. The opinions expressed above are my own and any claims should be verified on the sponsor’s site.
Tuesday 22nd of May 2012
Critical thinking is such a large part of a child's learning process. I like how these books are approved by the state and national Department of Education...Thanks, Cindi
Tuesday 1st of May 2012
Thanks for the review! I am looking for a curriculum to teach my girls over the summer! I will look into this one! :)
Friday 27th of April 2012
I had never heard of these before but they look like a great homeschool or just extra practice books... thanks for the review.
Friday 27th of April 2012
Thanks so much Janel for this review. I have never heard of these books before. I'm excited to share your post with my daughter because I think these books would be wonderful and very helpful for my grandson. Thank you again for introducing me to The Core Curriculum. Carol L. Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com