Problem Solving for Ages 6 to 8



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Children at this age are losing their ability to be multisensory. Somewhere between ages 6 and 8, kids begin to learn in specific ways. And their learning ability affects how they solve problems. For example: Auditory learners need to think aloud; visual learners need to see what to do next; and kinesthetic learners need to move to learn.


While discovering how children learn, continue to allow children to move and touch to solve problems. Teach visual skills such as matching or putting together puzzles. Allow for auditory processing by having children listen and discuss ways to solve problems. For kinesthetic children, provide times to move, touch and do to explore solutions to a problem. Vary approaches and how you say things. For example, say: “Let’s see what we should do. Let’s talk about…Let’s do something.”

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Jody Capehart is an author and a Christian education consultant and speaker in Texas.

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