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Inside Highlights October 2018

BrainPlay: 11 Clever Ways to Put Your Kids’ Thinking Skills to the Test

Highlights 4Cs

Curious, Creative, Caring, and Confident™
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Curious
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Creative
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We supplied the questions. How many interesting, revealing, serious, or funny answers can your kid think up?
Inside Highlights October 2018

Want to bring out your kid’s sharpest thinking? Give him a shot at BrainPlay—11 unexpected prompts that will inspire critical reasoning (and perhaps challenge everything your child has assumed about himself and the world up until now).

Here’s what to do:
  1. Have your kid find this month’s BrainPlay. He can locate it on page 39 of the October 2018 issue or you can download it here.
  2. Then let him choose a location to do his most creative thinking. Really, any spot’s acceptable.
  3. Slip out of the room to let your child answer the questions in solitude, or stick around if he’d like to share his logical reasoning and creative thoughts with you.
  4. Provide enough time to allow deep thinking.
When he’s ready, you can try these prompts:
  • What games can you play with no equipment?
  • Name some reasons for parades.
  • What kind of questions would you ask to get to know someone better?
  • Who do you think has it easier, younger kids or older kids? Why?
There you go. Did those questions inspire your budding Socratic thinker? Turn to BrainPlay for more!

How will your family celebrate Halloween this year?

Parents Talk Back
How will your family celebrate Halloween this year?
Go trick-or-treating
65% (43 votes)
Go trunk-or-treating
21% (14 votes)
Attend a house party
3% (2 votes)
Attend a school or community function
11% (7 votes)
Total votes: 66