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.
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Crystal Burns, Help Me Grow Specialist