Dear Buddy – The Building Blocks of a Great Problem Solver

Dear Buddy,

After dinner yesterday you went and played with one of your all time favorite toys: stacking blocks. We have a great set that stacks up taller than you are. Usually you like to have them stacked up for you so that you can knock them down. However, recently you have enjoyed the build as much as the destruction.

Yesterday you dumped out the stacking blocks and began to build. You took two random blocks and put the smallest one on top. You grabbed another block at random and tried to put it on the top of the stack. If it fit – yay! If it didn’t you would remove the top block(s) until it did fit. On and on using a methodical process of elimination until you only had one block left.

I groaned when I saw that the last block was the largest block; the one that should have been on the bottom of the stack. One by one you took off every block until you eventually rebuilt the entire thing from the bottom up. Stack completed, you smiled and admired your work for a half second before gleefully kicking it down…and then starting over.

I love your methodical approach to problem solving. I love that you never once got frustrated. However, we may want to look at your planning ahead skills…

Kitten, Buddy and Mimi with the stacking blocks last year.

Kitten, Buddy and Mimi with the stacking blocks last year.

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2 thoughts on “Dear Buddy – The Building Blocks of a Great Problem Solver

  1. It’s so fun to get small glimpses into the minds of our children, isn’t it?

    • It totally is! I can’t wait to see how this carries over in to his learning style. Patience will always serve him well.

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