Pediatric Therapy Corner: Let them Solve Problems

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Editor’s Note:  Thank you to Your Therapy Source and Loren Shlaes for calling attention to this excellent blog post!

by Denita Dinger

For some reason, we adults feel we should come to the rescue of young children and solve problems for them.  Whatever the reason, whether we don’t trust them, we don’t want to listen to the tantrum that may follow, or we don’t have time for them to struggle and work towards a solution, we are taking away a grand opportunity for authentic learning. I firmly believe that Children NEED opportunities to solve problems:

The problem:  Trillian walked too far with the pulley bucket….and now, the “pull” side is waaaaay up high, stuck.

trillian

 

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