How to Teach Children About Money in 7 Easy Steps

  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

Prevent transmission of infection through hand washing

Family’s health is family’s wealth. Keeping hands clean can save lives, teaching our kids and family members the importance of hand washing is the simplest and most cost effective way to stop and prevent the spread and transmission of infection.

Germs accumulate on our hands as we touch surfaces, door knobs, elevator buttons, objects and people throughout the day. Children, most especially can easily be infected with these germs by touching their nose, mouth and eyes. We all know that it is impossible to keep a germs-free hand yet through frequent hand washing, it can limit the transfer of microbes, viruses and bacteria.

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Here is a list of guidelines on When to Wash Hands.

Wash hands before:
  • Eating 
  • Before preparing food 
  • Treating your child’s wound 
  • Removing or inserting contact lenses
Wash hands after:
  • Preparing poultry or raw meat food 
  • Using the toilet 
  • Changing the baby’s diaper 
  • Touching your pets 
  • Treating wounds 
  • Touching a sick family member 
  • After dusting and cleaning the house.
It is generally recommended to wash hands with soap and water. Just what the DOH (Department of Health) advises, to properly wash hands it takes about singing “Happy Birthday” twice.


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