Building critical thinking skills is very important. As parents and homeschoolers, we want our children to be able to think through things critically, be able to access and understand a variety of reading materials, and be able to solve problems on their own.
There are many ways we can help our children develop their ability to think critically. We want them to practice:
- Observation skills
- Analytical skills
- Inference skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Communication skills or applying what they learn as they think critically
What is Battle Sheep?
Once all the pasture boards have been placed, players pick their starting point to place their stack of 16 sheep. From this point, each player moves their sheep to attempt to take over the pasture lands. When moving sheep, the stack is split into two stacks. Each stack must contain at least one sheep. The original stack stays in place, and the new stack moves as far as it can in a straight line.