What a great no-nonsense thinking skills book! Introducing Crypto Mind Benders: Famous Quotations by The Critical Thinking Company. Designed for children from third to twelfth grade and selling for an easy $10.99, Crypto Mind Benders makes a great math warm-up exercise or summer math activity.
At first I thought these might be too hard for Blue-Raspberry, after all, these
are were REALLY hard for me! But thanks to my super smart 16 year old, Blue-Raspberry got a lesson in solving these fun puzzles and now he’s a champ! (And I am too! Thanks Chocolate Taffy!)
These cryptograms add an extra element of learning as the famous quotations often lend to a great discussion on, “What in the world does that mean Mom?” The Critical Thinking Company lets you make copies within your own family, so I was able to give puzzles to my teens too. Some said, “oohhhh FUN!” One said, “oooohhh ugh!” He’s like me…he just needed a lesson from Chocolate Taffy! If this sounds like something you would like, click here for free printables that introduce cryptograms and other logic puzzles.
Disclaimer-As a member of the Old Schoolhouse Crew, I was given this Mind Bender book for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid.