Developing Thinking Skills at an Early Age

Neuroscience has proven that thinking skills can be taught from an early age. ThinkWise contains activities that equip  young children with structures that will help them to think effectively and grow their thinking skills exponentially in the future.

ThinkWise also supports the development of social and emotional skills – which are both widely recognised as essential to future success in learning and relationships with others.

Enhancing communication, collaboration, creativity, empathy and social skills

For Teachers

For Parents

For Teachers

For Parents

Thinking Skills for Young Children

ThinkWise: Little People Big Ideas is an innovative thinking skills curriculum that supports the development of critical and creative thinking skills in children aged four to seven.

“My daughter is obsessed with Mary More! I love that the programme is so versatile that I can apply the principles in whatever activities I do with her!”

Meet the Characters

The ThinkWise programme is thoughtfully designed around 10 thinking strategies to help develop critical and creative thinking skills, and dispositions which children may need for a future that we can only imagine.

 

There is a character for each thinking strategy, and each has a story to tell. The ThinkWise little people have BIG ideas! These delightful characters will help children to identify with strategies and thought processes in a visual and meaningful way.

Tell me more

Encourages children to express their ideas verbally, to offer suggestions and build explanations based on evidence.

Mary More
Tell me more
Take a close look

Encourages children to show curiosity, to observe closely and to make suggestions and predictions from the details that they can see.

Lucky Luke
Take a close look
Why-Is-That

A simple questioning strategy that can be used in multiple learning contexts and encourages children to explain their thinking.

Thanya Wit
Why is that?
See-Think-Wonder

A simple three-part strategy which encourages children to reflect on what they can see.

Winny Wonder
See-Think-Wonder
Pretend to be-01

Encourages children to use their imagination and explore experiences and ideas from different viewpoints and develop empathy.

Ben Pretend
Pretend to be
Ask A Question

Support children in asking their own questions which stems from their innate curiosity, and their desire to find out about the world.

Kenny Five
Ask a question
Think Pair Share Indian-01

A social strategy that can be used with a whole class across a range of curriculum areas promoting co-operative learning.

Sheila Shares
Think-Pair-Share
Thinky-Links

Support children in developing multiple connections between aspects of their learning.

Lily Links
Thinky Links
Would you rather Hispanic CO FA-01

Support children in making choices and demonstrating their reasoning for that choice.

Ricky Rather
Would you rather...?
Think Puzzle Find

Enables children to use and continue to develop the skills, vocabulary and thought processes.

Peter Puzzler
Think-Puzzle-Find

Critical & Creative Thinking Strategies

The ThinkWise programme is thoughtfully designed around 10 thinking strategies to help develop critical and creative thinking skills, and dispositions which children may need for a future that we can only imagine.

 

There is a character for each thinking strategy, and each has a story to tell. The ThinkWise little people have BIG ideas! These delightful characters will help children to identify with strategies and thought processes in a visual and meaningful way.

Tell me more

Encourages children to express their ideas verbally, to offer suggestions and build explanations based on evidence.

Mary More
Tell me more
Take a close look

Encourages children to show curiosity, to observe closely and to make suggestions and predictions from the details that they can see.

Lucky Luke
Take a close look
Why-Is-That

A simple questioning strategy that can be used in multiple learning contexts and encourages children to explain their thinking.

Thanya Wit
Why is that?
See-Think-Wonder

A simple three-part strategy which encourages children to reflect on what they can see.

Winny Wonder
See-Think-Wonder
Pretend to be-01

Encourages children to use their imagination and explore experiences and ideas from different viewpoints and develop empathy.

Ben Pretend
Pretend to be
Ask A Question

Support children in asking their own questions which stems from their innate curiosity, and their desire to find out about the world.

Kenny Five
Ask a question
Think Pair Share Indian-01

A social strategy that can be used with a whole class across a range of curriculum areas promoting co-operative learning.

Sheila Shares
Think-Pair-Share
Thinky-Links

Support children in developing multiple connections between aspects of their learning.

Lily Links
Thinky Links
Would you rather Hispanic CO FA-01

Support children in making choices and demonstrating their reasoning for that choice.

Ricky Rather
Would you rather...?
Think Puzzle Find

Enables children to use and continue to develop the skills, vocabulary and thought processes.

Peter Puzzler
Think-Puzzle-Find

“Learners love the characters – it is becoming a way of living for them, applying the thinking strategies without being asked.”