The ThinkWise programme is thoughtfully designed around 10 thinking strategies to help develop critical and creative thinking skills, and dispositions which children may need for a future that we can only imagine.

There is a character for each thinking strategy, and each has a story to tell. The ThinkWise little people have BIG ideas! These delightful characters will help children to identify with strategies and thought processes in a visual and meaningful way.

Meet the Little People

Mary More

Tell me more

A very simple strategy that encourages children to express their ideas verbally, to offer suggestions and build explanations based on evidence.

Lucky Luke

Take a close look

A fun thinking strategy which encourages children to show curiosity, to observe closely and to make suggestions and predictions from the details that they can see.

Thanya Wit

Why is that?

A simple questioning strategy that can be used in multiple learning contexts and encourages children to explain their thinking.

Winny Wonder

See - Think - Wonder

A simple three-part strategy which encourages children to reflect on what they can see.

Ben Pretend

Pretend to be

An enjoyable thinking strategy which encourages children to use their imagination and explore experiences and ideas from different viewpoints and develop empathy.

Kenny Five

Ask a question

A thinking strategy designed to support children in asking their own questions which stems from their innate curiosity, and their desire to find out about the world.

Sheila Share

Think - Pair - Share

A social strategy that can be used with a whole class across a range of curriculum areas promoting co-operative learning.

Lily Links

Thinky Links

A thinking strategy that can be used to support children in developing multiple connections between aspects of their learning.

Ricky Rather

Would you rather...?

A thinking strategy designed to support children in making choices and demonstrating their reasoning for that choice.

Peter Puzzler

Think - Puzzle - Find

A sophisticated thinking strategy that enables children to use and continue to develop the skills, vocabulary and thought processes.