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

Choosing the Best Child Care Center for your Kids

For many career parents, finding someone whom they can entrust their child’s care is a very challenging task. While getting a private nanny is an option, it can be a little expensive thus most parents search for a child care center that will suit their budget and their expectations.

Child care centers may offer the same basic services but they can vary highly in the quality of services that they provide. It will be up to you to choose the best one for your child.  Basically, you have to check the center’s program and ensure that they follow the laws and licensing regulations. Verify whether these programs are accredited too. Check out the center’s environment and see whether it is safe and suitable for learning and development. Your kids will most probably enjoy a center that is bright, airy and has colorful corners that invites them to come to learn. There must be child proofing efforts and should be designed with the child’s safety in mind. Toys and learning materials should also be age appropriate and enough for the children in the center.

Child care centers with an open door policy will welcome parents in and see how their children are doing. Parents should also take part in the center’s program and event’s planning. Most parents would also check on the background of the center staff and make sure that they are well-trained to handle children and are trustworthy to leave their children with. It is very important for career parents that caregivers are warm and responsive to their children so that they will not feel that they are being left out while both their parents earn a living.    

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