Popular Kids Problem Solving Books
Prudy's Problem and How She Solved It
Books That Teach Friendship and Social Skills
But as I read it to my 4-year-old again tonight, I realized what a perfect book it is to illustrate the social problem-solving kids need to do almost every day. Something he had done today, in fact. Just this afternoon, he and his brother were at odds about how to play together. As they got flustered and frustrated and began to grouch at each other, I stepped out to intervene. In a split second, I had to decide whether to intervene by settling it myself, or by taking the time to teach them to own their problems and problem solve together.
Use mentor text picture books to teach problem and solution text structure which improves reading and writing skills including making informed predictions. Show children what to expect in a problem-solution story as well as how authors structure a problem-solution story or essay.
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We also have lots of free, graphic organizers for fiction text structure here. This is a GREAT book for teaching text-to-self connections as well as the problem and solution text structure. Dog Breath by Dav Pilkey is a pun-filled book about a family pet, Hally Tosis, who has incredibly bad breath. The Tosis family tries to help Hally get rid of the bad breath to no avail. But dog breath may actually be a good thing, especially when two thieves visit the Tosis family! Oliver Button is a Sissy by Tomie dePaola is about a little boy named Oliver who is clearly different than all the other boys at school. Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion features a cute little family puppy who despises his baths.
Our kids love this one, and we hope it inspires them to take on the mindset that there are problems to solve all around us. Although we would never advocate throwing objects into trees, we cannot help but love this book. This whimsical tale shows a young boy, Floyd, as he attempts to solve an all too familiar problem—his kite is stuck in a tree! The approach Floyd takes makes kids of all ages to smirk and squeal with delight. When we read this, we enjoy acting amazed as the situation grows more and more outrageous.