How to Teach Children About Money in 7 Easy Steps

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  Money can be a touchy subject for kids and parents alike, but it's also a topic that needs to be discussed. We want our children to understand the value of money and how it works, but it can be tricky to discuss these concepts without sounding preachy. As a parent myself, I've found that making learning about money fun is one way to get my child interested in the topic without worrying about them feeling like we're pushing an agenda or being lectured at. Here are some fun ways that you can teach your child about money : Let kids invent their own games or create their own money. Let kids invent their own games or create their own money. This works especially well with older children who already have a grasp on financial concepts like spending, saving, budgeting and investing. Let them create their own games using whatever they want as currency — anything from marbles to candy to paper clips could work! If they want to make up actual rules for using this new currency (f

Kids at play


The amazing changes in kids take place from birth to 1 year old.  At this stage, a child is all about observing his environment and picking up the skills needed to become a full-fledged toddler. The best toys right now need to stimulate their sight, sound and touch.  Toys that have bold contrasting colors, toys that make squeaky or crinkling noises and are soft or textured are best for engaging these senses. 

Multi-patterned colorful crib mobiles with sounds, wrist, foot and hand rattles are some of the toys recommended for babies 3 months old and older.

crib mobile


hand rattle

rattle


When the kid reaches 9 months you can already give him soft blocks, stacking rings or nesting cups.

soft blocks

stacking rings

From age 1 up to age 2 up, floor gyms, music cubes, activity blocks, activity boards or activity tables, simple sturdy musical instruments, colorful balls are toys which may capture their interest.

activity gym

activity table

activity walker

musical toy

At age 3-6 we can start introducing them to educational toys like shape and number sorter, puzzle form boards, electronic interactive books that teach counting, shapes, reasoning and reading. pop-up books, toy kitchen set, edible clay and a lot more.

puzzle board
clay
electronic interactive book
shape sorter   
pop-up books

It is very important that we join them during their play to assist and teach them how these toys are played.  At the same time enjoying a quality bonding moment for you and your kid.

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  1. i love the toys ate joy! ako ang may like hahaha i have always dreamed of having my own playroom.

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  2. Me and my wife always look for durable ones at 'yung safe to play lalo ng toddlers. Our 2 year old bunso is starting to like those building blocks pero we are looking for the wooden types and not the plastic ones. Buti na lang one of our friends handed over their pre-owned ones that up until now are still in very good condition.

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  3. the crib mobile is perfect for my little one's crib..i love the toys...as always si mommy ang nag eenjoy sa toys morethan my little boy...hehehe

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  4. I like them...for me! :D

    c5 @ http://ceefive.com

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  5. ang gaganda ng toys ,very colorful .For kids talaga .tamang tama yung mga toys for 3-6 yrs old kay julian ko.

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  6. So many toys in the market now that are so hard to choose! I do love getting educational toys for my daughter.

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  7. one of my son's fave when he was younger - leappad. gave it na to my nephew. mas better na iwanan kids playing with educational toys that let them play with psp, nintendo or computer games. although there are a few educational games for these gadgets, nakaksira din ng mata 

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  8. it is so important to properly choose our kids toys..it should be fun, safe and educational..the walker is so cute..passing by Ms.Joy ;)

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  9. weeehhh! i have an activity gym for baby Job, he loves his tummy time and his mobile, i replaced the toys with card boards wrapped in red, black and white, as during the early months, babies only recognize these three colors. i make sure too that our sheets are colorful enough for him to explore... hehehe.. thanks for this post mommy Joy!

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  10. So many toys in the market now that are so hard to choose! I do love getting educational toys for my daughter.
     

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  11. Blocks are really good toys for kids. It develop mental abilities of kids by inserting these blocks to its proper hole. It also develops that grasping abilities of babies.

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