Let’s talk logic. What do you think? Is logic a life skill?
First things first, what is a logic?
Logic is understanding why certain things happen in a certain way.
Real life logic examples:
1. Carrying an umbrella when the weather prediction is rainy.
2. Boiling tea leaves before you add milk when making tea
3. Wearing the sock before you wear the shoe
4. Checking traffic before hitting the road
5. Sweeping the house before you mop
In a computer, every reasoning is reduced to logical operations.
But let’s keep the technical details aside.
We will focus on how logic is applied in their school life.
1. When children read fictional books, they start analyzing a character, what he has done in the past and predicting what his next move will be.
2. Chemistry – understanding how chemical substances work and predicting results beforehand.
3. History – which event led to another. Cause and effect.
4. Play – Analyzing how many blocks you need to build a tower, understanding how a toy works etc
5. Art – reasoning why the sky is painted blue instead of green.
6. Life skills – being careful before they touch anything hot, learnt from their previous experiences.
The good news is that; children pick logic by themselves. From their past experiences (technically making neural connections in their brain) and from observing from other adults and children around.
What can we do as parents?
We can provide simple play opportunities to predict and test.
1. Giving objects to check if they sink or float
2. To check if random objects are magnetic or not
3. Playing a guessing game on which billing line will move faster while waiting in the supermarket.
You can get as creative as you want. Let’s enjoy coding to bits, shall we?
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