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Disclosure:This is a sponsored post on behalf of Learning Resources. However, All opinions are 100% mine.
Teaching kids about Money and Financial literacy can be a challenge. However,  Learning Resources and consumer economics expert Erica Sandberg have joined forces for Financial Literacy Month to make this task easier for parents. Their Dollars and Sense campaign is designed to help educate parents on how to teach children about wise spending and saving in a fun way through play leading up to Tax Day April 18th and beyond!
Erica Sandberg and Learning Resources have put together some fantastic tips to help teach your children the building blocks for a financially savvy future.
  1. Play the, “What do you think it costs?” game. Ask your child to guess the price of everyday items. It’s a fun way to teach value.

  2. Send older kids on a price-war scavenger hunt. When at the grocery store, have them find cereal, bread, milk, or other foodstuff with the best price. Then discuss whether it really is or isn’t a good deal.

  3. Reward hard work. When you’re with your child, buy from another kid’s lemonade stand and give a buck to a busker. Provide your child with work-for-pay opportunities – make sure they’re challenging and expect a job well done.

  4. Explain how to use an ATM. You’re there anyway, so explain what’s going on. You deposited money that the bank is holding for you, this is how to swipe a card, deposit checks, etc.

  5. Save for a goal together. Choose something your child or family wants to do and then make a big production out of contributions. Even a toddler throwing a dime into the pot is a moment to celebrate.

  6. Treat your things well and teach your child to do the same. Explain that you work hard to purchase the items you all enjoy. Your time and effort is valuable.

  7. Encourage entrepreneurship. Kids can sell their unwanted toys or clothes online or in the driveway (with your help, when they’re young), walk dogs, or come up with their own money-making venture. Watch Shark Tank together for ideas and a healthy dose of reality.

  8. Talk about financial values. Be open about what you think is right and wrong about money but be respectful of your child’s emerging perspective.

  9. Teach your child to pay – early. Even a kindergartner can buy a drink at a cafe. On days when no one else is in line, let him or her order and hand the money over. Explain how to count the change and drop the right gratuity in the tip jar. This process should not be a mystery by the age of ten.

  10. Give a tax lesson. When you get a store receipt, show your child the line item for sales tax and tell him where that money goes. Explain that some of  what you earn goes to the federal government, too. Roads, fire stations, defense, and schools are financed this way.


Anything special you can do together. Whether you use a piggy bank or glass jars, save up for something they really want to do or a special toy!
So to help you and them become Financially saavy they’ve put together some great toys to help the fun.
 
    

 

 

 

Sandberg’s book, Expecting Money: the Essential Financial Plan for New and Growing Families, is the first and only to specifically address the unique financial hopes, costs, and concerns of parents-to-be. Learning is a life skill that is imperative to future success, a message Sandberg and Learning Resources feel strongly about. Expecting Money is scheduled to re-release in April and will be available on Amazon.

About Learning Resources: Learning Resources® is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational products trusted by teachers and parents and loved by children. The Company’s 1100+ high-quality products are sold in more than 80 countries, serving children and their families, preschool, kindergarten, primary, and middle-school markets.

Now for the best part! One lucky winner will get their choice of Learning resources toy from the above selection. Just head below and enter to win! Giveaway open to US only and ends on 4/27 at 11:59pmEST. Good luck!

 

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66 Comments

  • Reply Laurie Nykaza

    I like the Pretend & Play® Teaching ATM Bank so cute

    April 27, 2017 at 11:25 pm
  • Reply Julie L

    I’d definitely choose the register for my kids to play shop!

    April 27, 2017 at 11:24 pm
  • Reply Anel

    I would choose the pretend play cash register! The ATM is cool, though!

    April 27, 2017 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply Richard Brandt

    The cash register, those kids need to start developing some business sense pronto.

    April 27, 2017 at 8:32 pm
  • Reply Lauryn R

    I would probably choose the Teaching Cash Register. My oldest daughter is at the age where I need to start teaching her about counting and the value of money.

    April 27, 2017 at 5:24 pm
  • Reply Alicia D

    We’d love the cash register!!

    April 26, 2017 at 2:26 pm
  • Reply Michelle Duffey

    I would choose the Smart Market because my grandkids love going grocery shopping with me and it would be fun to set it up for them.

    April 26, 2017 at 12:07 pm
  • Reply Annmarie W.

    I would choose the calculator cash register! What a great learning toy!

    April 25, 2017 at 8:45 pm
  • Reply Katherine K

    What an awesome Prize! My son loves playing with his toy cash register but using toys for financial literacy is brilliant! Is pick the smart market set bc my son loves going grocery shopping with us!

    April 25, 2017 at 5:40 pm
  • Reply Wanda Banks

    Pretend and Play Calculator Cash Register will be my choice. Thank you for the opportunity!

    April 25, 2017 at 5:22 pm
  • Reply Tina Alexander

    I would pick the Pretend & Play ATM Bank for my kids, because it can teach them about saving as well as counting money!

    April 25, 2017 at 9:38 am
  • Reply Richard Brandt

    I would choose the cash register, get their job training started early.

    April 25, 2017 at 12:22 am
  • Reply Sherry Compton

    The Pretend and Play cash register for my granddaughter would be great.

    April 24, 2017 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply Danielle S

    If I would win, I would choose the Money Activity Set

    April 24, 2017 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Gina Ferrell

    I would choose the Pretend & Play® Teaching ATM Bank.

    April 24, 2017 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Katy

    Our three year old daughter has and loves the cash register. I’d love to get the ATM for her. She’s always interested when we go to the real one and I know she’d love getting to really push her own buttons.

    April 24, 2017 at 1:12 am
  • Reply LeAnn Harbert

    My granddaughters would like the smart market set.

    April 23, 2017 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply denise low

    If I won I would pick the cash register. They are all very nice.

    April 23, 2017 at 3:48 pm
  • Reply Melissa A.

    I would choose the smart market. That looks like fun!

    April 23, 2017 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply Amy B

    Probably the cash register…I love the market too

    April 23, 2017 at 8:29 am
  • Reply Amanda Stovall

    I would choose either the cash register or the ATM! Both are awesome learning tools that would teach my children lots of important lessons! Thanks for the chance to win!

    April 23, 2017 at 2:22 am
  • Reply Amanda Alvarado

    I would pick the Smart Market!

    April 22, 2017 at 12:52 am
  • Reply Kate Mezayek

    I would choose the Pretend & Play Smart Market!

    April 21, 2017 at 6:52 pm
  • Reply Nancy

    If I won, I would choose the Pretend and Play Calculator Cash Register.

    April 21, 2017 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Bonnie Lee

    I would choose the cash register!

    April 21, 2017 at 9:48 am
  • Reply Heather Haines

    I love the cash register! Teach little man how to count back change!

    April 18, 2017 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply Kay K

    I think the Pretend & Play® Teaching ATM Bank would be fantastic to own. It is unique and helps with learning about money and how to save it. Thank you for this awesome giveaway.

    April 16, 2017 at 6:13 pm
  • Reply Rania R

    Pretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register because my son started learning about money in school.

    April 16, 2017 at 12:01 am
  • Reply Sue E

    They all look like FUN!
    I would pick The Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register.
    Thanks!

    April 15, 2017 at 10:34 pm
  • Reply Linda Szymoniak

    I would have loved to have these for my girls when they were little. It can be hard to teach a young child about the value of money. I remember my youngest wanting me to take her someplace one day. I told her I didn’t have the money. She said that I could just go to the bank and get some. Young children can see a bank as a magical place. If they don’t understand that you have your own money there, and it’s not an infinite supply, they can think like my daughter did. When they get older, kids hate classes like economics, but they really need to know what is taught in that class. I’m glad to see that more people are seeing how important it is for even young children to understand how money works.

    April 15, 2017 at 10:14 pm
  • Reply April Monty

    Love the cash register and the piggy bank too

    April 15, 2017 at 9:01 pm
  • Reply Gayle S

    I would choose the Pretend & Play® Teaching ATM Bank. The grand-kids would love it.

    April 15, 2017 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply DENISE LOW

    If I won I would like the cash register.

    April 14, 2017 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply Melissa Stutzman

    I like the piggy bank one.

    April 14, 2017 at 6:01 am
  • Reply Renee Rousseau

    I would choose the Pretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register for it’s play value.

    April 13, 2017 at 10:08 pm
  • Reply Melissa Ashbrook

    My niece loves “shopping” when she comes to our house so I would have to choose between the register and the smart market. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    April 13, 2017 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply Mi Webber

    Pretend and Play Cash register

    April 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm
  • Reply Ellie Wright

    I would choose the Pretend & Play® Teaching ATM Bank

    April 13, 2017 at 9:10 am
  • Reply Tiffany BALCAITIS

    I would choose the cash register for my son! It looks so fun and he loves to learn and count.

    April 13, 2017 at 8:28 am
  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman

    I really like the Pretend & Play® Teaching ATM Bank. All of these are such great learning toys for the little one. Thank you so much for this opportunity to win

    April 13, 2017 at 8:25 am
  • Reply Kayla Norris

    Cash register. What a fun way to learn to count

    April 13, 2017 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Tamara Ford

    I’d love the cash register

    April 13, 2017 at 12:46 am
  • Reply Adrienne T

    I’d love for my kids to have the ATM. My second choice would be the cash register. These are so great!

    April 13, 2017 at 12:21 am
  • Reply Lauren P

    I would choose the cash register or the shopping basket.. it’s a toss up!

    April 12, 2017 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply Angela Reed-Warren

    I would choose the cash register. I love it

    April 12, 2017 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply Susan Lucas-McDermott

    I would love the money activity set

    April 12, 2017 at 5:28 pm
  • Reply Barbara Pacific

    The ATM machine this would really teach my grandchildren since they see me and their parents using one all the time

    April 12, 2017 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply Kris Garvey

    I’ve never seen an ATM toy before, I would choose that!

    April 12, 2017 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply Kim W.

    I think my daughter would enjoy the Smart Market set the best, so I would probably have to select that one if I won. These are a great variety of learning toys, so I would be happy with any of them!

    April 12, 2017 at 4:27 pm
  • Reply Mia

    I would choose the pretend and play calculator cash register.

    April 12, 2017 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Debbie Welchert

    I will choose the cash register. It would teach my grandson how to work with money.

    April 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm
  • Reply Barbara Mayes

    the cash register. and then I would have to buy the play money for my granddaughter too.

    April 12, 2017 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply Angelatrindle

    Probably ATM or cash register both are super cute

    April 12, 2017 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    If we get a choice of ANY of their toys Id pick the chemistry set with experiments!!! Its been in my Amazon cart for forever lol!!

    April 12, 2017 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply Sandra Caballero

    Pretend-play-calculator-cash-register. My daughter has the little shopping cart. It will be a perfect way to play shopping at Walmart at home. So cute how my two daughters play together.

    April 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Nancy Thompson

    I like the one with the grocery basket.

    April 12, 2017 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Leigh Kitchens

    It’s a difficult voice, but I would choose the cash register. So cute & a great learning & play tool for many years!

    April 12, 2017 at 11:28 am
  • Reply Angela Williams

    I like the cash register the best but the smart mart is also a great educational tool/toy as well.

    April 12, 2017 at 11:18 am
  • Reply Sarah F

    Pretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register

    April 12, 2017 at 10:57 am
  • Reply Darcy Koch

    I would choose the Teaching ATN Bank.

    April 12, 2017 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Pam Flynn

    Pretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register

    April 12, 2017 at 10:53 am
  • Reply Crystal Warnick

    I would choose the cash register. I home school my 5 and 10 year old so this would be awesome to win.

    April 12, 2017 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Liz Ticona

    I’d choose the cash register for my son because he’s been wanting one for so long . He loves playing store and he’s the cashier 🙂

    April 12, 2017 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Ashley Chassereau Parks

    I would choose the Pretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register for my girls! They would love it!

    April 12, 2017 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Meena nichani

    The cash register is awesome

    April 12, 2017 at 10:17 am
  • Reply barbara parker

    I would choose the cash register because it creates endless imaginative play. I have seen children play with them for years as they grow older. I also really like the Smart Market and would combine the two for even more years of play.

    April 12, 2017 at 9:54 am
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