ThinkersBox – Learn to Think. Think to Learn

“Learn to Think. Think to Learn”.

ThinkersBox‘s motto sounds profound. Kids’ enrichment classes are very specialised nowadays, you got Language, Arts, Science, Creative, and now Cognitive learning

Boon Kang and Boon Yee were invited to a trial session at ThinkersBox to discover more. According to Collins dictionary, the definition of Cognition (noun) is :
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the mental act or process by which knowledge is acquired, including perception, intuition, and reasoning

Video : ThinkersBox’s animation showcases the challenges our kids face in school

To quote from ThinkersBox :
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Learning, just like playing a sport, requires us to have the right skills. In the same way, we can train in sports skills, we can improve our learning skills for more effective and successful learning.

ThinkersBox aims to identify a child’s attributes from the early foundation years. We parents know kids learn at different pace.

– What if we can identify our kid’s weak areas earlier?
– What if we can understand our kids’ learning ability better?
– Can we then help them to cope better?

Some kids might suffer from the following symptoms :
– inability to focus during class
– forgetting about yesterday’s lesson
– struggle to differentiate words which sounds or look alike (comprehension)

If your child is facing difficulties coping in school, ThinkersBox’s assessment might allow us to understand better. Through a series of questions, ThinkersBox’s profiling will tell us more about our kids’ attributes. Click for more assessment details.

Daddy tries to recall some of ThinkerBox’s quiz below. Kids are accessed through a series of Q&A, pictorial comparison and sometimes jigsaws.

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1.Visual Closure

Visual Closure helps to improve reading ability to ensure whole words are captured effectively, reduces occasions of misreading

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2.Visual Discrimination

Visual Discrimination builds keen observations skills and attention to details, which will reduce carelessness when copying, writing or transferring answers

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3.Relational Thinking

Relational Thinking strengthens the ability to link and connect ideas through analysis of patterns, thoughts and words; helps to increase concept understanding

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Some of the quiz requires careful analysis, or elimination of wrong answers, before we can pick the correct answer. It can be challenging for adults too :p

Parents need not worry, this is not those CIA interrogations. Kids actually had fun going through the quiz. They achieve a sense of accomplishment when they get the correct answer.

ThinkersBox offer modules for kids from 5 to 12 years old, do click for their training modules. We would like to take this opportunity to thanks ThinkersBox for hosting us πŸ™‚
It was an eye opening trip for Daddy.

If you are curious on how ThinkersBox can help your child, do contact them for more details :
– phone 6773 4886