“Problem Solving” gets thrown around in enrichment programs a lot!
But what does it mean? Why is it important for your child?
Problem-solving is the process of finding solutions to difficult or complex issues. It is the process of achieving a goal by overcoming obstacles.
The problem-solving skill is an essential life skill needed for your child's development. It is important because it prepares your children to face increasingly-complex academic and interpersonal issues as they mature. Learning how to approach and solve problems, both at home and school, can affect the quality of a child's relationship with others. Problem-solving also encourages creativity, which is key to success later in life.
Children who have advanced problem-solving skills face their daily life experiences with confidence, instead of running away from them. They will try to find a way to deal with their problem and solve it. They also tend to apply their problem-solving skills in their studies as well. They are not afraid of studying new things. Instead, they dive into the latest topics, understand concepts well, and are ready to continue learning.