Few things fascinate my five-year-old daughter more than ice and snow. Unfortunately for her, we live in Texas.
One day, after weeks of wishing for a winter wonderland, she poked around the kitchen drawers, looking for a solution to her problem. When she discovered that wax paper felt “slippery like ice,” her eyes lit up — she strapped some to her feet with duct tape and spent the afternoon “ice skating” on our tile floor.
Few skills will serve our children better than the ability to solve problems creatively. Agent Olive and Agent Otto from Odd Squad are delightful role models because they find challenges motivating, and they tap into their imagination and creativity to come up with solutions.
Deborah Farmer Kris is a senior parenting columnist at Intrepid Ed News. This piece was originally published on PBS KIDS on April 17, 2017. Click here to read the rest of the article.