Allows them to find ways around their confusion
Strictly instructing a child on how to approach things will leave them in a box, and it is difficult for them to take risk and try new things in the upcoming future. For a particular task, the things that the kids should be knowing are the fundamentals for solving the problems or rather a brief introduction of what a problem is including what the tools that are used to support solving the problem are for. How they solve the problem is encouraged for them to figure that out on their own with some small guidance of the parents, of course.
Give the kids the same set activities
Practice will make you better at things over time. If the children are facing some problem exercises that is daunting for them, whether they are math for school or word puzzles for fun, give them time to figure them out or provide hints to help them move through as mentioned earlier. But once they had completed them, try asking them to do some of the same or similar exercises that they had already done in a different way. Once they had approached some familiar exercises, they’ll be able to spot some other features within those problems and solve them differently.
Facing the same problem and solving them differently usually results in a new outcome. This approach is highly impactful two the cognitive progression of a child.
Provide the kids a lot of puzzle games and activities
Problem solving games allows kids to practice dealing with hard and complex exercises to help them develop their cognitive abilities. Children will take the concept they have built and to apply them on certain activities that are happening in life. It increases the awareness of a child’s brain and be more motivated to do new things.