Take It From Me: The Critical Thinking Co. (Review & Giveaway) CLOSED

July 19, 2011

The Critical Thinking Co. (Review & Giveaway) CLOSED

"Children love our products and you'll love what our products do for your child."
Higher Grades & Top Test Scores!
"We guarantee Higher Grades & Top Test Scores! Our riddles, puzzles, games, and lessons develop thinking skills and improve standards-based learning. Each activity requires students to analyze, synthesize, and apply what they learn. The more students think about what they are learning, the more students understand what they are learning."
Empower the Mind!
"Critical thinking doesn’t just guarantee academic success, it prepares children for the countless challenges they will encounter throughout their lives. Empowering the mind through critical thinking is one of the best ways to prepare for life's journey."
Learning Becomes Fun!
"Our thinking approach makes learning fun, motivating and effective. Students enjoy our products and ask for them by name."
I am constantly looking for fun, educational games and activities I can do with my kids, so I was thrilled to come across The Critical Thinking Co.. They have amazingly won over 100 awards and honors, which really caught my eye when searching for quality products for my kids. 
I was given the opportunity of reviewing The Critical Thinking Co. Alphabet and Number Puzzle Set for my daughter. The Set we received included a lowercase letter puzzle, uppercase letter puzzle, number puzzle (0-9), and lesson guide. I didn't know exactly what to expect when I received these, but was so impressed with them when they arrived! They are all made out of quality wood and each letter and number is a different color. The letters fit perfectly in each slot and are incredible easy to remove, yet stay in place when bumped around.
These puzzles have been my go-to activity during preschool time with my daughter and if you were to ask her what "toy" is her favorite she will say her puzzles 99% of the time! I am really amazed that such an educational tool can be turned into such a fun activity. She absolutely adores practicing her letters with me and actually tires me out, because she will just go and go!
There are so many things you can do with these puzzles, here are just a few we have done:
1. Sing the Alphabet Song while pointing to each letter.
2. Take the letters out and place them right side up.  I will hand her the "A" and ask her what letter it is, she then places it into the "A" spot. We continue through the entire alphabet.
3. Underneath each letter is a picture starting with the letter. I will say "A", while showing her the letter and say "is for...," and she will say Apple. 

Where to Buy?
The Critical Thinking Co. products are available to purchase on their website!
Win It! 
The Critical Thinking Co. has generously offered one of our lucky readers the following books:
Mind Benders (winner chooses grade level)
Balance Benders (winner chooses grade level)
Reading Detective (winner chooses grade level)

HERE'S HOW TO WIN!
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Giveaway closes Friday July 29th at midnight
(Open to U.S. Only)
Winner will be chosen using Random.org & announced the following day
GOOD LUCK!
(Remember to include your email in one of your posts or have it available on your profile so we can contact you of your win)

A big thank you to My Critical Thinking Co. for providing me with the Alphabet and Number Puzzles to review, and providing Mind Benders, Balance Benders, and Reading Detective as a giveaway for one of our readers.  These are my honest opinions, your experience may vary.

63 comments :

  1. I would like the word roots flashcards

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  2. I visit the Critical Thinking Co. site all the time. What would I get? Are you ready? This is going to be long...to spare you, this is what I already got and have used and loved:
    Daily Mind Builders Language Arts!

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  3. follow My Critical Thinking on twitter
    ape2016

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  4. follow My Critical Thinking on
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  5. I have your button on my public blog.

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  6. I have your button on my public blog.

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  7. I would get the Mathematical Reasoning Level A for my daughter.

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  8. Follow via GFC.

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  9. Email Subscriber.

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  10. Follow Critical Thinking Co. on Twitter.

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  11. half n half animals are cute
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  12. I think my children would love the Dr. DooRiddles & Spelling DooRiddles!

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  13. I am a blog follower via GFC!

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  14. I am following criticalthinking.com on Twitter! KatyLMA


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  15. I like the Critical Thinking Co. on facebook! Katy A.

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  16. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted this giveaway! https://twitter.com/#!/KatyLMA/status/93358456970551297

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  17. I would like to have the word roots flash cards beginning grades 3-4

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  18. Can You Find Me? PreK is what I found on the website that I would like to have.

    ccrlund at gmail.com

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  19. “I Follow” My Critical Thinking Co. on Twitter as @barginmom

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  20. I would like the Complete the Picture Math Book 2
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  21. I follow with GFC
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  22. I subscribe by email
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  23. I would like to have the Building Thinking Skills® Level 1 for my daughter.
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  24. following My Critical Thinking on twitter - @dearheartdesign
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  25. gfc follower
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  26. following your rss feed through google reader
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  27. email subscriber under Kkrasowski2010 at gmail dot com
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  28. klambert05@hotmail.com I would love the aplhabet and number puzzles!

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  31. klambert05@hotmail.com public follower

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  32. I'd love Building Thinking Skills® Beginning.

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  33. I would like Teaching Sign for Baby Minds
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  34. I like My Critical Thinking on FB
    Kimberly Schotz
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  35. GFC follower
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  37. i would love the can you find me? pre k-item #03801
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  39. follow gfc~polly
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  40. I like the mind benders book 1 for prek would get young minds thinking
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  41. I would like the Word Roots Flashcards

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  42. I follow MCT on Twitter.

    My Twitter ID is @alittleumbrella

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  43. I like them on Facebook.

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  44. I follow this blog via Google Friend Connect {Lesli}

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  45. I am a subscriber via RSS

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  46. I like you on Facebook.

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  47. I follow you on Twitter.

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