53 New Oxford Street, WC1 020 7836 4731 www.james-smith.co.uk Open 9:30-5:25 Mon-Fri, 10-5:25 Sat This family business has been making umbrellas and canes for over 170 years. The Victorian shop, still with its original signs and fittings, is an attraction in itself. Inside are racks crammed with umbrellas in every pattern – stripes, checks, paisley, frilled parasols -and walking sticks with curious carved handles.
James Smith & Sons umbrellas London Photo Gallery
They grasp relationships among objects and easily arrange a series of sticks by lengths with little trial and error. Children on holiday can think more logically and form classes, because they have a keen interest in understanding how things work. the period of formal operations, at ages twelve to fourteen, is when children begin to think more abstractly; not only can they think logically about tangible objects, they can think more abstractly about possible or hypothetical situations, about what might happen in the future. They can think about their own thoughts and about the thoughts and reactions of others. They become more concerned about abstract concepts like justice and engage in volunteer activities.