Support for Problem Solving
Remind your child that problem solving takes time. It also takes perseverance.
Encourage your child to use problem-solving strategies he/she is learning in school. For example:
Use question prompts to help your child discover a solution. For example:
Encourage your child to always check the accuracy of his/her work. By checking, your child will practise skills, build understanding, and become more self-reliant. Ask your child to explain why the solution is correct or incorrect.
Talk aloud as you solve everyday problems of all kinds. Discuss alternative approaches and solutions with your child. Modelling how to solve a problem with your child will give your child more ideas and strategies.