Monday, June 21, 2010

Balance Benders Review

This summer I was looking for something to keep my 8 year old stimulated in his learning.  Not a daily grind of school work,  but something fun but challenging to keep his mind sharp.  The opportunity to review a product from The Critical  Thinking Co.  came along and I received a copy of Balance Benders – Logic and Algebraic Reasoning Puzzles. 
These books have quick, fun logic problems and can be used as stepping stones for success in algebra. Children develop deductive thinking and pre-algebra skills as they solve balance puzzles.  Children must analyze each balance to identify the clues, and then synthesize the information to solve the puzzle.

My son is strong in math but these books gave him an additional edge in reasoning and logic.  There is one puzzle per page so it can be a quick thinking session, or he continues on with others if he desires.
The Critical Thinking Co. website offers curriculum for ages pre-school to 12 grade, For more than 50 years, their award-winning products have helped students of all ages and abilities achieve better grades and higher test scores with highly effective lessons that sharpen the mind as they teach standards-based reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history. There is a test preparation center and a free printable section for all subjects.  This website and products will enhance the academic success of any child.  From the home school parent looking for core curriculum to the average summer parent seeking to enrich the mind of the child, this is the place to find exactly what you need.  Thank you for the opportunity to preview this product and open up a brand new venue for my children’s academic success.

"This is a Mama Buzz review. The product was provided by: The Critical Thinking Co. for this review."


  1. Sounds like a great idea - and I know how much the teachers love it when the kids have kept their brains thinking at least a bit over the summer months...makes the September transition so much easier!

    Have to tell you I really love your new blog look! So cute - and original:)

    Happy Monday, friend.

  2. I love your new look... very pretty!


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