Any suggestions for interesting and fun ways (activities, games, books, etc.) to help a young child (4-5 years old) develop her logic and reasoning skills?
I'm certainly of the view that cognitive and emotional development happen at their own natural paces for each child, and therefore it's definitely not my intention to push upon my daughter challenges for which she is not yet ready.
However, I want to make sure the opportunities are there for her to be challenged if and when she is ready for them.
She has attended a Montessori school since a very young age, and I read to her a lot as well as play board games, do puzzles, have a lot of conversations, etc., so she's certainly exposed to a lot of mental stimulation and is developing just fine. My question is not asked out of concern about a problem. Rather, I just wish to know whether there are other things I can do to help her develop her logic and reasoning skills.
I've read the answers to this AskMeFi question
about developing math skills. I'm interested in things that are specifically related to logic and reasoning. There are materials where children have to pick out which item doesn't match the other items in the set, or what is the next item in the repeated pattern. I'm looking for more things of that general nature but different since we've done those things before. I prefer printed materials but would also of course be open to electronic (Web, iPad, etc.).
Thank you for any interesting and fun ideas you have.