Building Thinking Skills® Level 2 Software Receives Parent Tested, Parent Approved Winner’s Seal

Software from The Critical Thinking Co.TM has earned the coveted PTPA Seal of Approval

Seaside, CA, October 20, 2010 --( The Critical Thinking Co. TM, award-winning publisher of educational books and software for all ages, is proud to announce that Building Thinking Skills® Level 2 software has earned a Seal of Approval from PTPA (Parent Tested, Parent Approved). PTPA is North America’s largest parent community, with more than 40,000 volunteer parent testers.

Building Thinking Skills® provides highly effective verbal and nonverbal reasoning activities to improve students’ vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, and figural-spatial skills, as well as their visual and auditory processing. This exceptional series provides a solid foundation for academic excellence and success in any assessment.

In the software adventure, teams of critical thinkers must complete the verbal and figural activities in each of the 10 underground levels to rescue Dr. Cognito and restore order to the lab. The activities are developmentally sequenced. Each skill is presented first in the semi-concrete figural-spatial form and then in the abstract verbal form. Students learn to analyze relationships between objects, between words, and between objects as they observe, recognize, and describe characteristics; distinguish similarities and differences; and identify and complete sequences, classifications, and analogies. These processes help students develop superior thinking and communication skills that lead to deeper content learning in all subjects.

Building Thinking Skills® Level 2 software was among many entries from across North America competing to earn the PTPATM Seal. Because independent parent volunteers evaluate the products in their own homes, PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience – not on commercial considerations. As a result, the PTPATM Seal has gained recognition as an international leader in certifying consumer products for quality, effectiveness, and value.

PTPA Media provides an objective framework for appraising and promoting new products designed to enrich family living. The company’s mission is to marry innovative companies with discerning consumers, to improve consumer access to quality products and services for their families and homes.

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Pricing and Availability
The retail price of Building Thinking Skills® Level 2 software is $36.99. The award-winner is now available and can be purchased at more than 1,800 specialty teacher and home-schooling retail stores, by calling 1-800-458-4849; or by visiting

Contact Info:

Nile Duppstadt – Vice President
800-458-4849 x 109

Robert Owen – Product and Education Specialist
800-458-4849 x 111

Phone: 800-458-4849

Corporate Offices:
1069 Broadway Avenue, Seaside, CA 93955
1997 Sherman Avenue, North Bend, OR 97459

About The Critical Thinking Co.™
Since 1958, The Critical Thinking Co.TM has been a recognized leader in teaching critical thinking skills. The company offers fun, easy-to-use products that develop a wide range of thinking skills and improve standards-based learning in reading, writing, math, science, and history. The company’s award-winning books and software empower students with the problem-solving skills needed for success in school and in life. The Critical Thinking Co.™ supplies educational materials to Sylvan Learning Centers, Club Z In-Home Tutoring, leading U.S. public high schools, and gifted & talented programs throughout the world. The Critical Thinking Co.™ guarantees better grades and higher test scores, or your money back.

The Critical Thinking Company
Nile Duppstadt
Robert Owen, Kyle Brandow