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Great Critical Thinking Guide for Kids ages 8-10,
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This review is from: Maybe Yes, Maybe No (Paperback)
This book follows a skeptical child through claims of a haunted house. It then goes on to explain the scientific method in very simple yet effective terms.
I particularly like the emphasis on saying "Maybe yes, maybe no" when one has not investigated a claim or cannot verify something yet. This is an intellectually honest starting point for critical thinking.
The book also very lightly touches on certain paranormal claims such as UFO's, dowsing, psychics, religion (you betchya!) and the like. It gives kids an idea what type of beliefs they will come across in the future, and even explains why people tell these stories and why others believe them, even in the face of evidence proving them false.
It is a light read, and merely an introduction to critical thinking, but it does a great job with the scientific method.
I highly recommend this book. I would have given it five stars if it delved a little deeper.