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Problem-solving skills tips from Volusia, Flagler, Putnum Help Me Grow


Helping your child develop their problem-solving skills problem-solving skills is important for developing critical thinking skills. Problem-solving skills also provide children with a foundation for decision making, logical reasoning, categorizing, negotiation, and creativity. 

Tips for supporting your child’s problem-solving skills: 

  • Use everyday moments
  • Ask open-ended questions
  • Read books and tell stories
  • Model problem-solving

Here are some activities you can enjoy at home with your child to support the development of their problem-solving skills:

Play disappearing and reappearing games. You can play peek-a-boo or use a blanket to hide an object and make it reappear. 

Play memory games using memory card games with matching pictures on them. 

Making patterns with objects such as blocks, shapes, beads/string to create patterns. 

Go on a treasure hunt. You can create this in/around your own home or use the area you live in. Hung for one item or several items by following clues. 

Want to know how your child’s problem-solving skills are developing?  Complete a free developmental questionnaire at Help Me Grow - Volusia, Flagler & Putnam Counties.

Interested in checking how your child is developing their fine motor skills? Complete a free developmental questionnaire at Help Me Grow. 

Questions? Contact us!
Crystal Burns, Help Me Grow Specialist
(386) 317-3386
[email protected]


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