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In the Know: Learning to Solve Problems!
We hope you’re enjoying the lovely weather lately! Did you know independent children are happier and more confident when they can solve problems on their own? Children need problem-solving skills from an early age, which is why teaching them from a young age is so important. In this week’s newsletter, we will be sharing three opportunities that will help your child learn and develop their problem-solving skills. Read on to find out more!
Join The GT Scholars x Brit Insurance Digital Challenge for Young People
Young people in the UK will have a chance to showcase their skills and talents, by taking part in the GT Scholars x Brit Insurance Digital Challenge! These digital challenges have been designed to give pupils a chance to gain online work experience in the insurance industry, a growing field that is offering many opportunities for young people. Pupils will also gain a certificate once they complete all 5 challenges, and there are amazing prizes for challenge finalists and winners! If your child is between the ages of 11-18, please share this link to help get them started.
Watch This Video!
Micheal Arnold, Quality Engineer and career problem-solver, gives a TedTalk on how and why teaching kids problem-solving skills is important for their future. The TedTalk will give you insight into the potential kids have and how parents can nurture and help kids develop problem-solving skills. With these skills, kids as young as 7 years old can create innovative inventions that solve daily problems. To watch this video, click here.
Free Downloadable Resources!
Topmarks offers fun, free problem-solving ideas and activities for kids and young people ages 3 – 14 years old. There are various resources to choose from that will help children to reason mathematically, a vital skill if they are to learn to solve problems. These resources are fun for the family to enjoy and include links to various activities that will challenge the kids to solve various problems. To access these resources, click here.
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