Teaching kids about money is easy with Lakeshore Learning! Many thanks to them for providing the products for our lessons at home.
With all the debit cards, online shopping and virtual pay methods in use now, it’s quite possible to go a really long time without ever actually touching any money. Isn’t that an odd thought? The process of managing money has become almost entirely abstract – but that doesn’t mean that we don’t need to teach our kids money lessons, like how to recognize coins, make change and add dollars and cents. They’re everyday life skills that can lead to a better overall understanding of money, lifelong money management skills and an interest in financial responsibility. Plus, it’s just fun! Our favorite toys for teaching kids about money come from Lakeshore Learning, and they’re perfect for homeschooling, daycare or after-school playtime.
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Our Favorite New Back-to-School Learning Toys:
The Allowance Game
My 6-year-old had a better grasp of how to count money after only playing The Allowance Game 2 or 3 times. This simple board game operates on the simple idea that the first player to save $20 (in realistic bills and coins) is the winner. But, unexpected things may come your way, like an overdue library book fine or some lucky birthday money. The Allowance Game is sort of like an elementary version of Monopoly, and it’s fast-paced and quick enough for a kiddo’s short attention span without being too easy. Perfect for Kindergarten through 6th grade.