Farm Heroes Saga

This puzzle game helps with Self-Control, Focus, & Flexibility, is available on Facebook, and is recommended for kids ages six and older.

Developmentally Healthy Play Diet: Age 6-9

Starting at around the age of 6, children begin the process of choosing the type of play they are most interested in, rather than having it dictated to them by […]

5 Ways to Improve Thinking Skills with Technology

Here at LearningWorks for Kids, we’re dedicated to helping families leverage technology in a positive way, showing them how they can use the latest apps and games not just to […]

What are Critical Thinking Skills?

Critical thinking is broadly defined as the process in which we evaluate and analyze information to gain a fuller understanding of a particular subject or problem, and then use those […]


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Executive Functions

What are Executive Functions? Executive functions are brain-based cognitive skills that facilitate critical thinking and self-regulation. Executive functions call upon the prefrontal cortex of our brains to help with goal-setting and decision making. These skills include [...]

What Are Thinking Skills?

The term “thinking skills” refers to the specific mental and cognitive processes that a person draws upon to think effectively. Basically, thinking skills are what we use in our heads […]

How Thinking Skills Help Children at School and Home

Thinking skills and executive functions play a crucial role in children’s classroom success, as they are the cognitive processes that help kids to better plan, organize, make decisions, pay attention, […]

Common Examples of Thinking Skills Problems at School and at Home

Thinking skills are derived from what psychologists call executive functions — the brain-based cognitive skills that manage critical thinking. Think of them as the tools the brain uses to manage tasks, solve […]

21st Century Skills: Why You Want Your Child to Improve Executive Functioning

In the 21st century, a good early education is often the key to future academic and vocational success. Parents compete to get their children into the best preschools. Our […]