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Since 1958 The Critical Thinking Co has published award-winning products which have helped students of all abilities achieve better academic results with highly effective lessons that sharpen the mind as they teach standards-based reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history.

Higher Grades and Top Test Scores!
These 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!
This thinking approach makes learning fun, motivating and effective. Students enjoy use workbooks from The Critical Thinking Co. and ask for them by name.

The Critical Thinking Co.™ is recommended by Learning® Magazine, The Well-Trained Mind, College Prep Genius, Creative Child Magazine, Dr. Toy, and used by Sylvan Learning® Centers, Club Z In-Home Tutoring, leading U.S. public schools, and gifted and talented programs in 57 countries throughout the world.
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WPPSI Prep Bundle for age 2-3 (Critical Thinking Company) 2016 WPPSI Prep Bundle for age 2-3 (Critical Thinking Company)

Collection of The Critical Thinking Company's top selling products to use in preparation for the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence™ (WPPSI™)

Publisher Price $189.89
Our Price: $170.90
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Mathematical Reasoning, Beginning 1 Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 1

Grade(s): PreK (age 3)
Pages: 240

Age appropriate problem solving and computation build the math reasoning skills necessary for success in higher level math and math assessments. All the math you need for a typical 3 year old presented in full color with illustrations designed to appeal to young children.

Our Price: $32.99
Fun-Time Phonics Fun-Time Phonics

Grade(s): Preschool - Gr 2
Pages: 320, color, reproducible

Finally, a systematic phonics program that is comprehension centered! The colorful, game-like activities engage students through listening, thinking, speaking, and reading.

Our Price: $39.99
OLSAT® Prep Bundle for Pre K (Critical Thinking Company) 2016 OLSAT®Prep Bundle for Pre-K (Critical Thinking Company)

Collection of The Critical Thinking Company's top selling Pre K products to use in preparation for the Otis-Lennon School Abilities Test®. Suitable for an average preschooler or bright younger child.

Publisher Price $104.95
Our Price: $94.45
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Grade Pre K Book Bundle 2017 Gr Pre K Book Bundle

The Critical Thinking Company publishes award winning products to help students of all abilities improve their critical thinking abilities and achieve higher test scores.   This collection contains their most popular Pre K titles and is offered at a 10% discount.

Publisher Price $164.92
Our Price: $148.43
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Mind Benders Verbal Mind Benders Verbal

Grade(s): K-2
Activities: 78
Pages: 32

Deductive reasoning puzzles teach children logic and improve reading comprehension and test scores. This level differs from the others in the series in that it is designed to be done as a read aloud. The majority of testing of children prior to 3rd grade is done orally. This is a great preparation for the listening and reasoning skills required for test taking.

Our Price: $9.99
Mind Benders Book 1 Mind Benders Book 1

Grade(s): PreK-K
Activities: 44
Pages: 56

Deductive reasoning puzzles teach children logic and improve reading comprehension and test scores.

Our Price: $9.99
Can You Find Me  PreK Can You Find Me PreK

Grade(s): PreK
Pages: 101

Can You Find Me? develops skills in reading readiness, science, math, and social studies using five basic thinking skills: similarities and differences, sequences, classifications, analogies, and logic. Each riddle requires identification of two or more clues to deduce the answer. Activities may be enhanced by teaching additional information about the animals, objects, shapes, letters, and numbers used in the riddles.

Our Price: $14.99
Visual Perceptual Skill Building Book 1 Visual Perceptual Skill Building Book 1

Grade(s): PreK-1
Activities: 208
Pages: 200

Builds visual, motor, and critical thinking skills for reading, writing, and math!

Our Price: $19.99
Dr. DooRiddles A1 Dr. DooRiddles A1

Grade(s): PreK-2
Activities: 120
Pages: 48

Dr. DooRiddles develops students' fluency and understanding of word meanings and associations as it improves their spelling, vocabulary, reading, and problem-solving skills.

Students carefully read through clues in each riddle, analyzing connections within and between clues to figure out what is being described. Solving the riddles requires students to evaluate homonyms, synonyms, homophones, prefixes, roots, and suffixes in order to deduce and spell whole and partial word answers.

Our Price: $9.99
Building Thinking Skills Beginning Building Thinking Skills Beginning

Grade(s): Pre K
Pages: 224

Building Thinking Skills® Beginning provides highly effective verbal and nonverbal reasoning activities to improve child?s vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, and figural-spatial skills, as well as their visual and auditory processing. This book is designed to be used as a hands on program utilizing attribute blocks sold separately.

Our Price: $32.99
Visual Perceptual Skill Building Book 1 on cd Visual Perceptual Skill Building Book 1 on cd

Grade(s): PreK-1
Activities: 208
Pages: 200

PDF files allow you to print black-and-white or color activity sheets from your own printer. Builds visual, motor, and critical thinking skills for reading, writing, and math!

List Price: $19.99
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Mathematical Reasoning, Beginning 2 Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 2

Grade(s): PreK (age 4)
Pages: 288

Age appropriate problem solving and computation build the math reasoning skills necessary for success in higher level math and math assessments. All the math you need for a typical 4 year old presented in full color with illustrations designed to appeal to young children.

Our Price: $34.99
Thinking Skills for Tests Thinking Skills for Tests Set

Grade(s): Pre K-2
Pages: 120 (two books with 60 pages each)

Nine core thinking skills form the base of verbal and non-verbal reasoning and logic and are commonly tested in primary level testing for school and gifted program placement. This title presents questions in a format similar to that of many commonly used tests. The Workbook presents the questions without words just as a student will see them during a test. The Instructor/Answer book provides a script for presenting the questions and additional information for building on the skills.

Our Price: $22.98
Thinking Skills for Tests Workbook Thinking Skills for Tests Workbook

Grade(s): Pre K-2
Pages: 60

Additional student Workbook for users of Thinking Skills for Tests.Nine core thinking skills form the base of verbal and non-verbal reasoning and logic and are commonly tested in primary level testing for school and gifted program placement. This title presents questions in a format similar to that of many commonly used tests. The Workbook presents the questions without words just as a student will see them during a test. The Instructor/Answer Guide is needed to make use of the student Workbook

Our Price: $9.99
WPPSI Prep Bundle for age 4.5 (Critical Thinking Company) 2016 WPPSI Prep Bundle for age 4-5 (Critical Thinking Company)

Collection of The Critical Thinking Company's top selling products to use in preparation for the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence™ (WPPSI™)

Publisher Price $192.89
Our Price: $173.60
You save $19.29!
Dr. DooRiddles A2 Dr. DooRiddles A2

Grade(s): PreK-2
Activities: 120
Pages: 48

Dr. DooRiddles develops students' fluency and understanding of word meanings and associations as it improves their spelling, vocabulary, reading, and problem-solving skills.

Students carefully read through clues in each riddle, analyzing connections within and between clues to figure out what is being described. Solving the riddles requires students to evaluate homonyms, synonyms, homophones, prefixes, roots, and suffixes in order to deduce and spell whole and partial word answers.

Our Price: $9.99
Grade K-1 Book Bundle 2017 Gr K-1 Book Bundle (Critical Thinking Company)

The Critical Thinking Company publishes award winning products to help students of all abilities improve their critical thinking abilities and achieve higher test scores. This collection contains their most popular Kindergarten - Grade 1 titles and is offered at a 10% discount.

Publisher Price $235.90
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You save $23.59!
NNAT® Prep Bundle for K-1 (Critical Thinking Company) 2016 NNAT®Prep Bundle for K-1 (Critical Thinking Company)

Collection of The Critical Thinking Company's top selling kindergarten products to use in preparation for the Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test® (NNAT®).  Suitable for an average K-1 student or bright younger child.

Publisher Price $121.93
Our Price: $109.74
You save $12.19!
ITBS® Prep Bundle for Kindergarten (Critical Thinking Company) 2016 ITBS Prep Bundle for Kindergarten (Critical Thinking Company)

Collection of The Critical Thinking Company's top selling kindergarten products to use in preparation for the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS®).

Publisher Price $78.96
Our Price: $71.06
You save $7.90!
CogAT® Prep Bundle for Kindergarten (Critical Thinking Company) 2016 CogAT®Prep Bundle for Kindergarten (Critical Thinking Company)

Collection of The Critical Thinking Company's top selling kindergarten products to use in preparation for the Cognitive Abilities Test®. Suitable for an average kindergarten student or bright younger child.

Publisher Price $165.91
Our Price: $150.22
You save $15.69!
OLSAT® Prep Bundle for Kindergarten (Critical Thinking Company) 2016 OLSAT®Prep Bundle for Kindergarten (Critical Thinking Company)

Collection of The Critical Thinking Company's top selling kindergarten products to use in preparation for the Otis-Lennon School Abilities Test®. Suitable for an average kindergarten student or bright younger child.

Publisher Price $165.91
Our Price: $149.32
You save $16.59!
Building Thinking Skills Primary Building Thinking Skills Primary

Grade(s): K-1
Activities: 435
Pages: 272

Building Thinking Skills®
provides highly effective verbal and nonverbal reasoning activities to improve children's vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, and figural-spatial skills, as well as their visual and auditory processing. This exceptional series provides a solid foundation for academic excellence and success on any assessment test.

Requires manipulative blocks sold separately. Purchase of the accompanying Instruction and Answer Guide highly recommended.

Our Price: $32.99
Building Thinking Skills® Primary Teacher's Manual Building Thinking Skills Primary Teacher's Manual pdf file

Grade(s): K-1
Parent/Teacher Support

Instructor/Solution Guide to accompany Building Thinking Skills Primary. Includes objectives, answers, and focus questions that reinforce analytical skills as students think through concepts. This is a pdf file.

Our Price: $24.99
Building Thinking Skills Primary Building Thinking Skills Primary Complete Set

Grade(s): K-1
Pages: 272

Building Thinking Skills® provides highly effective verbal and nonverbal reasoning activities to improve children's vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, and figural-spatial skills, as well as their visual and auditory processing. This exceptional series provides a solid foundation for academic excellence and success on any assessment test.

This set contains the student workbook, Teacher's Manual pdf file on cd and two types of manipulative blocks used to complete workbook problems.

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Hands on Thinking Skills Hands-On Thinking Skills

Hands-On Thinking Skills develops spatial, verbal, motor, visual, and analytical thinking skills necessary for success in academic and life learning. Children use manipulative blocks sold separately to develop relationships.

Our Price: $23.99
Half-n-Half Animals A1 Half-n-Half Animals A1 (Thinker Doodles)

Grade(s): K-1
Pages: 48, perforated.
Features: reproducible, includes solutions

Students are presented with the challenge of completing a picture that is only half drawn. To complete the drawing, your child must mentally flip the image to add the missing parts. Once the drawing is finished, students are encouraged to be creative, by coloring the animal in imaginative ways, and adding a setting, and/or objects to their picture.

Our Price: $8.99
Can You Find Me K-1 Can You Find Me K-1

Grade(s): K-1
Activities: 80
Pages: 101

Can You Find Me? develops skills in reading readiness, science, math, and social studies using five basic thinking skills: similarities and differences, sequences, classifications, analogies, and logic. Each riddle requires identification of two or more clues to deduce the answer. Activities may be enhanced by teaching additional information about the animals, objects, shapes, letters, and numbers used in the riddles.

Our Price: $14.99
Mathematical Reasoning, Level A Mathematical Reasoning Level A

Grade(s): K
Pages: 256

Age appropriate problem solving and computation build the math reasoning skills necessary for success in higher level math and math assessments. Complete math curriculum for the typical Kindergarten child. Bright children can use this title at a younger age.

Our Price: $39.99
Math Analogies Beginning Math Analogies Beginning

Grade(s): K-1
Activities: 48
Pages: 42

Understanding analogies and the ability to reason analogically are important problem-solving skills. There are few resources to assist children in the explict use of analogous reasoning with quantitative and spatial information. This series fills that void.

Our Price: $11.99
Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Core Concepts (Kindergarten)

Grade(s): K
Pages: 272

This book uses powerful lessons to develop thinking skills important to academic success while teaching the key kindergarten common core concepts. Enhance cognitive development through discussion and observation. Students develop analytical skills as well as deductive and inferential reasoning skills as they work through the exercises.

Our Price: $21.99
Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Core Concepts: Teacher's Manual (Kindergarten)

Grade(s): K
Pages: 173

Teacher's Manual to accompany student book. Does not contain questions. The student book can be used with a free, downloadable, answer PDF (included with purchase of the student book) or with this detailed teacher’s manual which can be purchased separately.

Our Price: $22.99
Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Key Concepts (Kindergarten)

Grade(s): K
Pages: 272

This book uses powerful lessons to develop thinking skills important to academic success while teaching the key kindergarten common core concepts. Enhance cognitive development through discussion and observation. Students develop analytical skills as well as deductive and inferential reasoning skills as they work through the exercises.

Our Price: $21.99
Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Key Concepts: Teacher's Manual (Kindergarten)

Grade(s): K
Pages: 173

Teacher's Manual to accompany student book. Does not contain questions. The student book can be used with a free, downloadable, answer PDF (included with purchase of the student book) or with this detailed teacher’s manual which can be purchased separately.

Our Price: $22.99
Snailopolis Snailopolis

Grade(s): K-4
Pages: 80

Students participate in science, math, writing (creative and factual), art, and interaction with other students through the hands-on study of snails and their environment .

Our Price: $12.99
Developing CT through Science, Book 1 Developing Critical Thinking Through Science Book 1

Grade(s): 1-3
Activities: 41
Pages: 144

Developing Critical Thinking through Science presents standards-based, hands-on, minds-on activities that help students learn basic physical science principles and the scientific method of investigation.

Each activity is a 10- to 30-minute guided experiment in which students are prompted to verbalize their step-by-step observations, predictions, and conclusions. Reproducible pictures or charts are included when needed, but the focus is inquiry-based, hands-on science.

Our Price: $25.99
ITBS® Prep Bundle for Grade 1 (Critical Thinking Company) 2016 ITBS Prep Bundle for Grade 1 (Critical Thinking Company)

Collection of The Critical Thinking Company's top selling Grade 1 products to use in preparation for the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS®).

Publisher Price $121.95
Our Price: $109.76
You save $12.19!
CogAT® Prep Bundle for Grade 1 (Critical Thinking Company) 2016 CogAT®Prep Bundle for Grade 1 (Critical Thinking Company)

Collection of The Critical Thinking Company's top selling Grade 1 products to use in preparation for the Cognitive Abilities Test®. Suitable for an average Grade 1 student or bright younger child.

Publisher Price $165.91
Our Price: $150.22
You save $15.69!
OLSAT®  Prep Bundle for Grade 1 (Critical Thinking Company) 2016 OLSAT®Prep Bundle for Grade 1 (Critical Thinking Company)

Collection of The Critical Thinking Company's top selling Grade 1 products to use in preparation for the Otis Lennon School Abilities Test®. Suitable for an average Grade 1 student or bright younger child.

Publisher Price $165.91
Our Price: $149.32
You save $16.59!
Language Smarts Bk B Language Smarts Level B

Grade(s): 1
Activities: 2100
Pages: 352

This fun, mind building book teaches standards-based language arts and develops critical thinking skills. Language Smarts™ can serve as a core curriculum for language arts or as a supplemental resource. Empower your child's mind as you improve their vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, reading, and writing skills.

Our Price: $42.99
Mind Benders Book 2 Mind Benders Book 2

Grade(s): 1-2
Activities: 44
Pages: 48

Deductive reasoning puzzles teach children logic and improve reading comprehension and test scores.

Our Price: $9.99
Mathematical Reasoning Level B Mathematical Reasoning Level B

Grade(s): 1
Pages: 272

Age appropriate problem solving and computation build the math reasoning skills necessary for success in higher level math and math assessments. Complete math curriculum for the typical first grade child. Bright children can use this title at a younger age.

Our Price: $39.99
Complete the Picture Math Book 1 Complete the Picture Math Book 1

Grade(s): 1
Activities: 80
Pages: 86

Complete the Picture Math develops a wide variety of math, reading, visual, and spatial reasoning skills. Children solve an engaging word problem that focuses on reading comprehension and mathematical reasoning before completing and coloring an animal picture.

Our Price: $8.99
Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Key Concepts (First Grade)

Grade: 1
Pages: 272

This book uses powerful lessons to develop thinking skills important to academic success while teaching the key kindergarten common core concepts. Enhance cognitive development through discussion and observation. Students develop analytical skills as well as deductive and inferential reasoning skills as they work through the exercises.

Our Price: $21.99
Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Key Concepts: Teacher's Manual (First Grade)

Grade: 1
Pages: 209
Format: paperback, reproducible

Parent/Teacher Resource Manual to accompany student book. Does not contain questions. The Parent/Teacher resource contains teaching notes. It is highly recommended for new parents learn how to work with their child to develop higher order thinking skills.

Our Price: $22.99
Grade 2 Book Bundle 2017 Gr 2 Book Bundle (Critical Thinking Company)

The Critical Thinking Company publishes award winning products to help students of all abilities improve their critical thinking abilities and achieve higher test scores. This collection contains their most popular Grade 2 titles and is offered at a 10% discount.

Publisher Price $260.87
Our Price: $234.78
You save $26.09!
WPPSI Prep Bundle for age 6-7 (Critical Thinking Company) 2016 WPPSI Prep Bundle for age 6-7 Critical Thinking Company)

Collection of The Critical Thinking Company's top selling products to use in preparation for the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence™ (WPPSI™)

Publisher Price $140.92
Our Price: $126.83
You save $14.09!
NNAT® Prep Bundle for 2-3 (Critical Thinking Company) 2016 NNAT®Prep Bundle for 2-3 (Critical Thinking Company)

Collection of The Critical Thinking Company's top selling kindergarten products to use in preparation for the Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test® (NNAT®). Suitable for an average Gr 2-3 student or bright younger child.

Publisher Price $89.95
Our Price: $77.36
You save $12.59!
ITBS® Prep Bundle for Grade 2 (Critical Thinking Company) 2016 ITBS Prep Bundle for Grade 2 (Critical Thinking Company)

Collection of The Critical Thinking Company's top selling Grade 2 products to use in preparation for the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS®).

Publisher Price $149.94
Our Price: $134.95
You save $14.99!
WISC® Prep Bundle for Grade 2 (Critical Thinking Company) 2016 WISC®Prep Bundle for Grade 2 (Critical Thinking Company)

Collection of The Critical Thinking Company's top selling Grade 2 products to use in preparation for the WISC®. Suitable for an average Grade 2 student or bright younger child.

Publisher Price $128.93
Our Price: $116.04
You save $12.89!
CogAT® Prep Bundle for Grade 2 (Critical Thinking Company) 2016 CogAT®Prep Bundle for Grade 2 (Critical Thinking Company)

Collection of The Critical Thinking Company's top selling Grade 2 products to use in preparation for the Cognitive Abilities Test®. Suitable for an average Grade 2 student or bright younger child.

Publisher Price $127.93
Our Price: $116.04
You save $11.89!
OLSAT® Prep Bundle for Grade 2 (Critical Thinking Company) 2016 OLSAT®Prep Bundle for Grade 2 (Critical Thinking Company)

Collection of The Critical Thinking Company's top selling Grade 2 products to use in preparation for the Otis-Lennon School Abilities Test®. Suitable for an average Grade 2 student or bright younger child.

Publisher Price $117.04
Our Price: $106.15
You save $10.89!
Building Thinking Skills Level 1 Building Thinking Skills Level 1

Grade(s): 2-3
Pages: 370

Building Thinking Skills®
teaches non-verbal and verbal reasoning. These skills are rarely explictly taught in the classroom but are essential for academic excellence and success on any assessment test. In print for over 30 years this is a world-wide top seller. Also available in software - a game like presentation of the same exercises.

Our Price: $29.99
Think-A-Minutes A1 Think-A-Minutes A1 (Dr Funster's)

Grade(s): 2-3
Activities: 40
Pages: 48

A collection of fast, fun riddles, puzzles and teasers from a variety of out of print and currently available books published by The Critical Thinking Company. Activities include language development, math, writing, visual-spatial, and perceptual skills activities that build deductive, inductive, and logical reasoning.

Our Price: $7.99
Think-A-Minutes A2 Think-A-Minutes A2 (Dr Funster's)

Grade(s): 2-3
Activities: 40
Pages: 45

A collection of fast, fun riddles, puzzles and teasers from a variety of out of print and currently available books published by The Critical Thinking Company. Activities include language development, math, writing, visual-spatial, and perceptual skills activities that build deductive, inductive, and logical reasoning.

Our Price: $7.99
Language Smarts Bk C Language Smarts Level C

Grade(s): 2
Pages: 320

This fun, mind building book teaches standards-based language arts and develops critical thinking skills. Empower your child's mind as you improve their vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, reading, and writing skills.

Our Price: $42.99
Visual Perceptual Skill Building Book 2 Visual Perceptual Skill Building Book 2

Grade(s): 2-3
Activities: 232
Pages: 200

Builds visual, motor, and critical thinking skills for reading, writing, and math!

Our Price: $19.99
Mathematical Reasoning Level C Mathematical Reasoning Level C

Grade(s): 2
Pages: 320

Mathematical Reasoning™ helps your child devise strategies to solve a wide variety of math problems. These books emphasize problem solving and computation to build the math reasoning skills necessary for success in higher level math and math assessments. Complete math curriculum for the typical second grade child. Bright children can use this title at a younger age.

Our Price: $42.99
Dr. DooRiddles A3 Dr. DooRiddles A3

Grade(s): 2-3
Activities: 120
Pages: 42

Dr. DooRiddles develops students' fluency and understanding of word meanings and associations as it improves their spelling, vocabulary, reading, and problem-solving skills.

Students carefully read through clues in each riddle, analyzing connections within and between clues to figure out what is being described. Solving the riddles requires students to evaluate homonyms, synonyms, homophones, prefixes, roots, and suffixes in order to deduce and spell whole and partial word answers.

Our Price: $9.99
Spelling DooRiddles A1 Spelling DooRiddles A1

Grade(s): 2-3
Activities: 119
Pages: 48

Spelling DooRiddles develops both the visual and phonetic aspects of spelling and vocabulary. Students use associative reasoning, reading comprehension, and spelling skills to solve the two part riddles.

Students analyze the first part of the riddle to identify the target word. Next, they read the second part of the riddle to determine whether to add, delete, or change the letters of the target word to produce the second word and solve the riddle.

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