This exciting, practical book is an essential resource for every busy primary teacher and very easy to use in the classroom. It provides advice, original themed stories, critical learning activities and beautifully illustrated photocopiable resources for helping children to: Develop critical thinking skills Understand reason and knowledge in all the areas of the curriculum Draw on their natural wonder and curiosity, to engage in philosophical discussion. The photocopiable learning activities are differentiated for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, plus there are extension activities for enthusiastic, gifted and talented children. This fun resource will help your students practice generic skills, interdisciplinary skills which necessarily draw on several kinds of knowledge and understanding, and subject centred skills covering all areas of the curriculum in additional to the cross curricular values domains. Philosophy involves particular kinds of critical thinking and is also introduced in this book. Original, beautifully illustrated stories illuminate the abstract material, to make concrete and readily understandable the unfamiliar and complex ideas.Developing critical thinking skills has never been easier.