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Parents have the opportunity to learn how their child might solve a problem on their own. Sometimes, children may need a prompt from the parent. These exercises help children learn that there are often many good solutions to a problem and that working together can provide new ideas.

This activity is ideal for middle school-age students, though it can be adapted for all school-age children.


The parent and child both write about some potential solutions to the problem listed in step 1. At the end, combine your ideas to create some problem solving solutions.


Problem Solver

Lunch Line

Tom Boy

1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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