Do your kids solve problems well? Or do they tend to get stuck and fall apart?
Problem-solving is an essential skill to be successful in school and in life — and it’s one you ABSOLUTELY can help teach.
In our family, I use hard work and games to reinforce problem solving.
My kids like the games more than the hard work … go figure!
Problem-solving games require perserverance, learning how to deal with failure and frustration AND the ability to look outside the box.
Good thing games are also fun!
We have these kinds of games scattered around our home … and different games appeal to different kids.
The game I’m telling you about today — Laser Maze — is one that has really appealed to my mathy 10 yr old, but the others enjoy it too.
And I don’t mind playing, which is totally a win-win!
The power of open-ended toys is … well … endless.
The bilibo that I’m talking about this week is one of the most open-ended toys that I’ve ever found.