Using picture books to teach critical thinking in early years classrooms
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Using picture books to teach critical thinking in early years classrooms explains the importance of teaching children to think critically and suggests simple ways of incorporating it into your program.
Reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle provides children with opportunities for discussing the purpose of picture books and for distinguishing fact from fiction.
Other misconceptions commonly portrayed in other picture books are also included; for example, discussion of Lion, King of the Jungle, and spider anatomy.
The resource includes six pages of teaching ideas and seven pages of printable posters to stimulate discussion and critical thinking.