Thinking skills can be defined as "making use of a foundation and having the will to overcome the problem and reach a solution, and have fun in doing so, when confronted with a question to which one does not know the answer".
In order to develop their ability to think, a child needs to have many experiences in which they find the solution to a problem by themselves, and develop a love of thinking.
The aims of the early elementary school grades are "posture", "holding a pencil" and "listening" in order to "create a foundation" in the early stages.
Up until the third grade of elementary school, the true nature of a child is taken in account and the 'Joy of Learning' is focused on through games and musical activities which engage the students as a group.
Also, they teach the children the mysteries of nature, the fun of thinking and the delight of music with the aim of using that enjoyment as a springboard to teaching the children proper methods of learning and good study habits.
The Hanamaru Study Group uses their own original teaching materials, including teaching tools which develop a student’s power of spatial perception like "Cube-Cube" or "Pattern Maker",teaching tools which use plane figures, the mathematical brain-training "Think! Think!" tablet application, "Tanpopo" for reading classical texts, and the "Nazo Paper" puzzle books which help develop a child’s ability to think. These tools don’t teach by having a child sit and face a desk, but rather having them feel and stimulating their five senses.
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