Encouraging Independent Thinking

Church, Ellen Booth
May 2007
Early Childhood Today;Summer2007, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p6
The article presents tips to foster cognitive, social and emotional independence in children. It is stated that children should be encouraged to make choices. The groundwork for thinking independently is the ability to make choices. A person can model independent thinking by sharing his ideas and opinions about everything from the weather to books to classroom activities. The author suggests to encourage children to share their opinions about what was the best part of their year together.


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