Children’s Book Review – Money

Money books for kids

 As you all know, Jill is an excellent writer, I on the other hand, am not.  I have made several attempts at writing a review for each of these books, but have decided that I will not be doing the books any justice.  So I will just tell you why I love each book.    Of all the money books S, T and I read(we read a lot) these were our three favorites.   The Coin Counting Book by Rozanne Lanczak Williams  I love the simple pictures and storyline.  It's a great book to use to introduce the concept of coins/money. Jenny Found a Penny by Trudy Harris    I love the colorful pictures in this story.  Another excellent book for Continue Reading

Spending their MONEY at the Zoo ~ Mission Complete!


Finally, the day S and T had been waiting 2 weeks for! Our second trip to the zoo. They worked so hard and learned so much through this whole process(if you missed the last 2 days click here and here). On our way out of the zoo, we stopped at the gift shop.  S and T picked out what they wanted and then we headed to the cashier.   I let each of them pay the cashier with their money.  They were so proud to be walking out of the store holding a bag that held what they had bought. My girls play with stuffed animals more than toys, so their purchases did not surprise me at all! Tips to maximize learning:  1. Explain that each item Continue Reading

Field Trip To The Bank ~ turning COINS into bills!


Penny is here guest posting here again!  Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see what else she has to share! Once we were done (SORTING, COUNTNG, STACKING AND ROLLING) S and T's coins, it was time for a field trip to the bank. We put the rolled coins into their little backpacks, so it would be easy for them to carry. And then we were off to the bank to turn the coins into bills! With their bills in hand they were ready for our second trip to the zoo! What did they buy?  Check back tomorrow and you'll see! Tips to maximize learning:  1.  Talk about why people go to the bank.  2.  Talk about reasons why people Continue Reading

Sorting, Counting, Stacking and Rolling Coins…a lesson in MONEY

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My sister Penny told me about the money lesson she had planned for her kids.  I asked, oh so politely, if she would take a few pictures and do a little write up so I could share her great ideas with you!  Lucky me (and you) she wrote a weeks worth of posts, including a book review.  YIPPEE!  Thanks Pen. Before a trip to our local zoo, S asked if we could go to the gift shop so she could buy something.  I told her she could if she wanted to use her own money.  Knowing that we would be going twice in one month(we are members, so we go at least once a month), I came up with a plan.  We took a pen and paper with us on our first trip to the zoo.  Continue Reading