American education pays special attention to the cultivation of logical thinking ability. In the Graduate Entrance Qualification Examination (GRE) in the United States, there are only three subjects: vocabulary, mathematics and logic. Logic accounts for one-third of the total. From this we can see the importance of logical thinking. In the United States, teachers begin to emphasize the training and training of logical thinking from kindergarten. And in different grades, the emphasis of logical thinking training is also different. For example:
0 - 3岁，以直观动作思维为主导，孩子的思维活动基本是在实际操作中，借助触摸、摆弄物体而产生和进行的。
0 - 3 years old, with intuitive action thinking as the leading factor, children's thinking activities are basically produced and carried out in actual operation, with the help of touching and manipulating objects.
3 - 7岁，以具体形象思维为主导，即使当事物不在孩子眼前，他还能在头脑里呈现它的样子，然后运用这种形象来进行思考。
3 - 7 years old, with specific image thinking as the dominant, even when things are not in front of the child, he can still present it in his mind, and then use this image to think.
Over the age of 6 or 7 is the beginning of the development of abstract logical thinking. Children will understand the essential characteristics and internal relations of things in the form of concepts, judgments and reasoning.
At the age of 6 or 7, children's thinking develops very rapidly. Professor Carol Dweck of Stanford University pointed out in his report on the development of children's brains that the human brain develops very fast in infancy, but slows down gradually after the age of seven or eight. Therefore, to cultivate children's thinking ability, we must seize the critical period. In normal life, we talk to children, do things, play games and pay attention to logic consciously, which has a great impact on the development of children's logical thinking.
Foreign teachers share in the daily small things to achieve:
It's logical to talk to children.
What we do in our daily life, explain the cause and effect to our children. For example, if you ask your child to get up early the next morning. Because we have to catch a plane early in the morning, parents can tell their children that because the flight is very early, we have to get up early; because we have to get up early, we have to go to bed early tonight. It's easier for him to accept this than to insist that the child go to bed early, and even if the child does not necessarily fully understand the causal relationship, in the long run, he will begin to imitate similar thinking, thinking will be clearer.
Tell children to do things in a logical order
It is also a good way to cultivate children's logical thinking to guide them intentionally in life and let them know the order of doing things. For example, when you come home from school, you have to finish your homework before you play; when you go out, you have to wear clothes, shoes and gloves. Let children know that the order in which we do things is reasonable and logical.