My daughter loves books and we regularly read tons of books to her everyday. She can sit and listen to the same book over and over for 30 min+. Earlier this week, we bought new books for her and these books have questions/games related to the stories at the end.
Sometime when she does not know the answer, she simply says she does not know and wants me to tell her the answer.
Another example is with an art and craft activity where she glues paper, feather, and beans to make animals. She holds the glue stick different from me and I would rather let her hold it the way she wants but my wife wants to tell her to hold it like us.
I was tempted to tell it to her the answer or what to do but I also want her to figure things out on her own. If she cannot do it yet then I will let her skip and come back later. I think if I just tell her the answer when she says she does not know then she will rely on me and does not want to think on her own.
Should I encourage her to figuring things out on her own? What are some good strategies to encourage my daughter to figure things out on her own? Any recommendations for this situation?