We want our children to grow into adults who solve problems in effective and caring ways. That can be a daunting task, considering how challenging that can even be for us. We can start by helping our kids become aware of how they solve simple problems that they face on a daily basis.
When a problem arises, you can first help guide them into naming the problem:
- “I tore my brother’s book.”
- “I made a mess in the kitchen.
- “I can’t find my favorite toy.”
- “My friend and I want to play different things.”
If they have already tried to solve the problem, they can then reflect upon their response. Becoming self-aware of how they handle problems can lead to even wiser solutions in the future.
The Puppet Pals are faced with a variety of problems in the video lessons this week. They use the following chart to help them reflect on their responses: Your children can use the same chart when reflecting upon their own responses to problems.
This week of lessons includes four scenario videos that you can watch with your students Monday through Thursday, with follow-up questions for class discussions. Kids can help Inspector Clue-so-so solve problems on Friday, this week also includes a Simple Summary video in Spanish to help those who are developing simple language skills, while focusing on the target social-emotional skill of the week.