Tag: critical thinking
Why is emotional intelligence so important?
June 30, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Cultivating emotional intelligence in our children has so many benefits that it should be one of our main parenting goals. When kids develop this type of intelligence, they are able to manage their emotions and learn to accept themselves and others. Besides, did you know that children who learn emotional intelligence are better prepared for the future? Keep reading to discover why and how to teach our children to be smart with their feelings.


emprendeKIDS, our Wishmakers this month!
May 18, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Our wishmaker this month is Rosa Poo, founder of emprendeKIDS (emprender in Spanish means to set about/start something), a learning program destined to encouraging cultural entrepreneurs between the ages of 6 and 16. Before launching this Project, she directed a communication agency oriented towards businesses. In this context, she met many professionals all around the world that got her to think: “Why not make these people more accessible to kids?” That is how she became a pioneer in Spain: by putting children in touch with entrepreneurs. The Project was called Initiator Kids. That was the seed of what is now known as emprendeKIDS, which follows the same principal but now includes educational experts into the equation. Through her summer camps in Cantabria and the emprendeKids Day, children really get to learn what being an entrepreneur really is.

Why Making Mistakes Improves Learning
November 12, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

We all make mistakes, it´s a fact of life. Mistakes are part of our learning process and each error forces us to re think and discover new ways to deal with the situation at hand. And children are no exception. They learn by trial and error. Whether they´re learning how to serve their own glass of milk, doing a test or tying their laces, children need to make mistakes in order to learn how to do it right. In fact, recent studies prove that their learning actually improves when they make mistakes. Keep reading to learn how you can help your children accept them and learn from them.

How to Cultivate a Critical Mind
August 25, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

A critical mind is the capacity of evaluating if the information received is accurate or not. Knowing how to critically analyse a subject or a problem makes us consider different possibilities so we can think of solutions. The question is: what does this have to do with children? A lot. Developing a critical mind is important because they learn to make good decisions and grow to have a unique personality. Although this skill does not fully develop until adolescence, it´s good for children to start early on. Do you want to know whether your child has a critical mind and how you can help him develop it? Keep reading!

8 programming apps to cultivate an analytical mind
August 13, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

According to the experts, learning to program will not only widen our children´s job perspectives in fields such as science, engineering and new technologies but it will help them become critical thinkers. Software is already a critical part of our lives, irrespective of what we do for a living. Learning to program and code has to do with the way we understand how the world words. Continue reading to learn about the new educational apps that will lead your children to the world of new technologies and discover the advantages offered by learning to computer science.