What strategies do you use to help children solve problems in your child care setting? After you read the two examples provided in the table, brainstorm problems that are most likely to occur during the rest of the activities and routines and identify ways to teach children to solve these problems.
Sometimes children get upset when their friend is not coming that day.
Help children identify feelings and think of solutions. For example, pick another friend to play with and write the absent friend a note.
- Free Play
Sometimes children get upset when there is a new game and not enough pieces for all the children to play it.
Help children identify their feelings and think of solutions. For example, encourage them to pick a different toy, take turns, ask for help with the problem.
- Story/Music Time
- Outdoor Time
- Afternoon Snack/Free Play