Save, Share, Spend
Teach your child the fundamentals of money.
Children have many opportunities to see you spend your money, but the saving and sharing of your money is not always as obvious. Help your child understand the necessity of not just spending money, but of saving it for important purchases and sharing it with others who may need our help.
Elmo can help teach the principles of Save, Share, Spend with this interactive video. Turn this lesson into an art project by having your child decorate three jars to be used as Save, Share, and Spend piggy banks.
Know Your Money
Help your child learn to identify coin and paper money.
With a little help from parents, children are able to understand and distinguish between different types of money before they begin kindergarten. Take the time to teach your child the difference between coin and paper money. Discuss the differences in shape, design, color, and other distinguishing marks, along with the names of each coin and paper bill.
Create a poster with the names of each coin and paper bill. Help your child glue or tape that coin or bill next to its correct name.