Reissue to celebrate the author's nomination as 2014 Victorian Senior of the Year for her work in recovery after brain injury. In this beautiful new edition of Chasing Ideas, Christine Durham shows how to help children be better, brighter thinkers. She encourages parents and teachers to discover the joys of discussing ideas with children and provides ways to show children aged 3 to 15 how to explore ideas, think, judge, make decisions and communicate more effectively - all important life skills for them to take into adulthood. This imaginative book helps adults and children to enjoy playing with ideas. Christine's treasure trove of techniques, tips and activities will help children: Let their imaginations fly! Free their natural curiosity about why things happen, how things are and how they might be. Fall in love with ideas so that they see and understand more and think creatively. Unlock their minds and their potential to become ingenious thinkers. Open up issues and explore ideas by using the 'Handy Thinking' tools - practical thinking skills that are fun and easy to remember.