A Montessori daycare that focuses on teaching problem-solving skills to children is considered the best possible Montessori for your child. It is important that your child learns about problem-solving skills during his time in Montessori.
There are certain steps that can be taken to teach children problem-solving skills. A child will turn into an independent and useful member of society by acquiring these useful problem-solving skills. Here are a few techniques that are used in Montessori childcare to promote problem-solving in kids.
A child has an inquisitive mind, and he is going to ask you dozens of questions in a day. You need to give the answer in a way that is not completely straightforward. This will help your child to brainstorm about his own question, and he might get the answer while thinking about it.
We learn the best from our mistakes. If you look back at your past, you will see that you don't forget the lessons learned from your mistakes. Try this approach with your children as well. Ask them to learn by themselves. Trial and error learning is probably one of the best techniques to teach your child self-correction and problem-solving.
Another technique widely used and appreciated in a Montessori preschool is letting the child be independent. Freedom in limits and a little independence given to your child go a long way in making your child good at problem-solving. You should not always offer immediate help to your toddler when taking a difficult step as it can be a learning curve, and it can improve their problem-solving habits on their own.
Just like adults, discussions also make the child learn better. Try to discuss the things your children ask from you. You can ask the child open-ended questions so he can think more about the question he has asked. Children's developing mind needs more thinking and brainstorming exercises than any other age group. Promote healthy discussions at your home or a Montessori daycare.
It may sound a little clichéd, but giving your child puzzle can actually improve their problem-solving skills. You don't have to give them complicated puzzles; you can just give them puzzles with only two pieces.
These were some of the techniques usually used in a Montessori daycare to promote problem-solving skills in kids, and you can also use these in your house.
I have my Montessori credential from Association Montessori International