How can we teach students to problem solve? Using read alouds can lead to some powerful discussions about this important SEL skill. Here are a few picture books about problem solving to share with your class!
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Flight School by Lita Judge
Little Penguin wants to fly! But his body wasn’t meant to take to the skies. It takes some problem solving and perseverance to help him do what he really wants.
What Do You Do with a Problem? by Kobi Yamada
Sometimes we have a problem and, no matter how much we ignore it, it just doesn’t go away. The problem just appears to get bigger and bigger. In this story, when the boy finally faces his problem, he realizes it is quite different than it appeared.
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Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty
Iggy is a small boy who loves to build! But then his teacher squashes his dreams of being an architect. A great story about not giving up and doing the things you love.
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
Floyd’s shoe gets stuck in a tree. So he throws his shoe to get it down. Well, that gets stuck too. More and more things get stuck in the tree and Floyd has a real problem to solve!
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
A box is just a box…unless it’s not a box. It can lead to such imagination and creativity! A box can be anything you want it to be!
Want more book titles? Check out this blog post for picture books about decision making skills!
What are some other picture books about problem solving that you read aloud in your classroom?
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