The First Step
Once your kids understand the concept of money - the fact that it can be exchanged for goods and services, they are ready to learn about money. Generally, this happens around age 3.
Here's an idea of how you may want to start:
- Coins and Currency. Teach your kids the different denominations of coins and currency and their relative value.
- Prices and Change. Teach your kids how to use coins and currency to pay for items and how to make sure they get the correct amount of change.
Need a little more information to get going? Fortunately, you have an unbelievable array of Resources to help you make these lessons fun and exciting for your kids. The sidebar to the right reviews each of the Resources currently available in the Money Skills section.
You can also take advantage of Resources in the other areas of Kids' Money. For instance, the Teachers area includes:
You may also want to send your kids to the Kids area for some hands-on learning.
- Pre-K Lesson Plans
- Pre-K Materials, including
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Online games and exercises to help your kids recognize different denominations, learn their values and practice using them.
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