There are a groupof clever children in the world, who learn and use thinking maps. Thinking mapisa very interesting logical thinking training, which is good for children’sreading, writing and expression skills. What do we know about this powerfulapproach, let me help you to open its mysterious veil?
Thinking maps are consistent visual patterns linkeddirectly eight specific thought processes. By visualizing our thinking, wecreate concrete images of abstract thoughts.
By using Mind Maps, you can quicklyidentify and understand the structure of a subject. Kids can see the way thatpieces of information fit together, as well as recording the raw factscontained in normal notes. More than this, Mind Maps encourage creative problemsolving, as they hold information in a format that their mind finds easy toremember and quick to review.
Thinking maps mainly includes 8 kinds ofmaps.
1. Circle Map
The design of a circle map consists of alarge square, with two concentric circles. The smallest circle contains themain idea, the large circle possesses information regarding that idea, and theouter square shows where such information can be found.
2. Double Bubble Map
The double bubble map consists of circlesand lines. A column of circles at the center of the map connects the ideas, asingle circle on either side of the column represents a separate idea, and thecircles branching out from the single circle describe the separate ideas.
Flow map suitable for use in the teaching of young agechildren. Mainly used to enumerate the order, time, process, procedure and soon, which each frame shows a step in the development of things, it can helpchildren to explain the sequence of occurrence of an event and help children tosort out the steps of the development of things.
Mulit-Flow Map used to display and analyzethe cause and effect relationship. In the center box is an important event, theleft is the cause of the incident, the right side is the result of the event.This is an order of the process, which can show the cause and the results ofthe event, by considering the reasons and results to help children analyze why,what is the result.
5. Brace Map
Brace map is mainly used to analyze andunderstand the relationship among the whole and the parts. The left side of theframe is the name or image of the thing, and the main component of the objectis the description of the object, which helps the children to understand therelationship between the whole and the individual parts of a body.
6. Tree Map
Tree map corresponds to the grouping orclassification of thinking process. This graph can fully enumerate theassociation among things, it is helpful to convergence and divergence ofthinking. Its usage is also very simple.
7. Bridge Map
Bridge map mainly used for analogy. Helpthe students to understand the relationship among words.
After series of thinking maps training,children s 'reading and the writing interest was enhanced a lot, their writingability was also greatly promoted; the language performance was accurate andvivid, and the ability to summarize and to repeat was enhanced, too.
After reading this article, let's get movingto enhance children's thinking by thinking maps!