By Learning Resources

Reviewed for First Grade, 2013

Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game

Listening skills are hugely important, but how exactly do you go about building them? Give this game a try. Call out a challenge and see if your child can stack the colorful blocks based on your verbal description. Put her memory to the test by skipping the call-out, and give her a quick peek at the cards instead. How close can she come to copying it once she’s no longer looking? From critical thinking to problem solving, this game builds key skills in a playful, hands-on way, challenging kids to think outside the box, and the blox!  (Learning Resources, $31.76)