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

Les Miserables: An All Time Classic

Les Miserables is a popular French-language musical show based on Victor Hugo’s highly acclaimed work of fiction which is considered as one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. Originally the play ran for several months in 1980 in a sports arena in Paris. It was inspired by a concept album which also enthused musical producer Cameron Mckintosh to come up with an English-language version of the play. In 1985, it opened at the Barbican Arts Center in London and received diverse criticism from the literary scholars. Though there are a lot of negative reviews and critical reactions during that time, the public loved the play and since then, people are having a hard time scoring Les Misables tickets whenever or wherever it is being played.
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The story tells about strong familial love, family values such as faith in God, compassion and kindness. The tale starts with the release of a man named Jean Valjean from prison after serving nineteen years. He is bitter and angry, yet the kindness of a man called Bishop brought Valjean closer to God and eventually becomes a good man. Valjean honored his promise to a dying factory worker by purchasing his daughter Cosette, a slave of the Thenardies. The show forwards to a grown-up Cosette who is in love with a student revolutionary named Marius. It climaxes to the French revolution where Valjean saves Marius so that he can marry Cosette.

The acting in Les Miserables has always been top notch. Over the years, it has won awards and it has a haunting musical that ranks with the likes of Mary Poppins, Phantom of the Opera and The Lion King. Even those who know little about Period pieces will find this play very entertaining. Les Miz is known to have whisked away audiences into a period of French political upheaval and had been moved by the songs “One More Day” and “I Dreamed a Dream.” Watching this musical play with the whole family is an experience you should never pass up!

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