With collective thoughts and growing understanding, your child is now ready for some critical thinking. Critical thinking is required in your child to gain confidence and make decisions on their own about certain things. It is a collection of different skills that help them in making decisions independently.
What you need to know
You can start your 7-8 years old on developing this skill from now. They have to be able to enjoy thinking to understand there might not be one possible solution but many to any kind of situation, and have the skill to judge what is right and which is wrong. As a parent you can introduce this habit in them academically and during school holidays.
What you can do
You can ask them to be very clear and if they do not understand something then to ask for explanations and not hesitate. Asking questions help them to think broadly. And advise them to be accurate in what they learn, provide them the means to check for the credibility. Inspire your kid to be logical in asking relevant questions to the topic in discussion and letting them explain how they arrived at the solution and whether their assumptions are correct. Teach them to be fair in the decisions they take showing empathy to others in their thinking process.