How to Encourage Kids to be Independent Problem Solvers

Whether you have a four-year-old working on a new puzzle, or an 11-year-old working on difficult math problems, there are effective ways to support the problem solving process. Your tone, words, intensity and approach are all important. Overall, the goal should be the child becoming a more independent problem solver. Here are several tips to … Continue reading How to Encourage Kids to be Independent Problem Solvers

Scaffolding – How We Approach Problem Solving

Scaffolding is how you approach problem solving with your child. Think about a four-year-old who is struggling with a new type of puzzle or a nine-year-old plodding through difficult math homework. Scaffolding is the language you use to help them through the problem solving process; it is your approach. Here, it becomes important to realize … Continue reading Scaffolding – How We Approach Problem Solving