Dec 162013
 

money games for kidsMany people don’t learn the subject of money at an early age while they are kids and some of them even find themselves reaching adult age without knowing the tips and secrets that revolve around money. The use of money games for kids has been one of the best ways to entertain family as well as teaching your kids the tricks that revolve around the money matters.

I don´t want to talk about Monopoly here, everybody know this classic already, the following are 11 great video, online, or board games, which incorporate basic skills in the financial topics for your kids while they have a lot of fun.

11 Exciting Money Games For Kids

1. Wuzzit Trouble (8 years and up) – is a free video game (and app) for everyone to play. While helping the cute little Wuzzit characters break free it helps develop mathematical conceptual thinking skills. For kids to learn mathematics it´s best to combine it with action, just the same as explaining how to ride a bike won’t help them learn to ride – they have to actually get on the bike and have a go.

2. Awesome Island (10 years and up) – This is an award winning online simulation which introduces kids to all aspects of investment finance, including credit, debt, salary, investments, and philanthropy. It will expose your kids to all aspects of money, long term goal setting and understanding the consequences of poor financial decisions.

3. Warren Buffets Secret Millionaires Club – teaches the basic of good financial decision making and some of the basic lessons of starting a business. It’s an animated series of 26 short online episodes, but also provides some online games like:

  • Number Blaster – where kids can test their addition skills and reflexes.
  • Counting Money – a fun math skills money game.
  • What do YOU know about Business? – a business basics quiz.
  • Business-Building Brainstorm – to start and grow a business.

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4. The Game Of Life (10 years and up) – This board game puts more emphasis on the better decision making especially on the financial matter that parents need to teach their kids. This will also teach your kids how to earn bonuses thus helping them be independent in life as early as possible.

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educational games for kids5. Payday (8 years and up) – This is a personal favorite board game for kids. This game is often set in a monthly calendar that enables your kid to monitor his or her monthly payday. It has also financial pitfalls like bad investments and extra bills at the same time bonuses like winning the lottery, many other investment opportunities. The game will allow you to play as many times as you can and the kid with more money wins that particular game.

6. Careers Game (8 years and up) – This is amongst the educational games for kids that improve the development of your kid’s memories. Depending on any careers your kid chooses, he or she can own personal his or her success formula such as Fame, Happiness, or Fortune and this will make him of her achieve financial goals within the shortest time possible.

7. Thrive Time For Teens – A great monetary board game for kids! Kids have to invest in businesses investments and part time jobs while making decisions about paying for college, buying cars, etc. This will give them the skills that are needed to make sound financial lessons as they play.

8. Wise Money (13 years and up) – This is a family board game on financial literacy. This money game will allow your kids to learn about budgeting, payday, banking, credit, investing and financial responsibility. The game enables your kids to face realistic scenarios and they must show their basic financial knowledge and skills to move successfully through the town while playing money games for kids.

9. The Farming Game (10 years and up) – Here your kids will sell livestock and plant crops while trying to turn their farm outputs into that successful business of their choice. The game mainly focuses on farming play technique but it will enable your kids to learn about financial skills and offers fun with broad educational benefits.

10. The Allowance Game (5 years and up) – this money game for children allows your kids to move around board while doing chores to get their allowance. In addition, it provides them with an option of spending it or saving it. Kids learn to add, subtract, figure out amounts and see how money is used in real life.

11. Sum Swamp Game (4 years and up) – Math becomes an adventure; a nice change from the usual math enrichment books. It´s a great learning game for pre-school and kindergarten children who work on addition, subtraction, even, and, odd.

It’s never too early for children to learn how to handle money, teaching kids money skills should be like teaching them a sport. Your kids learn from mistakes so they can improve over time and with practice.

The above money games for kids teach crucial skills to help succeed in life.

Aug 202013
 

Welcome to Kids Making ChangeAt KMC (Kids Making Change) you can find helpful information that will actually help you to be better parents and your child to become a well rounded adult. These days, kids are taught basic information by rote in school. Test based education leaves little room for the joy and wonder of learning.

As a parent, it is your job to help your child learn how to apply knowledge memorized at school to real life.

With this blog, we will discuss activities and ways of thinking that can help your child understand the meaning and importance of education and become a well rounded adult. Read on to learn more.

Kids Making Change

Make good use of your local public library. You have access to all sorts of media and information at the library without having to shell out a bunch of money. Look for books, movies and other materials that support and enhance the information your child is learning at school. Be sure to have a copy of your child’s class syllabus on hand so you will know exactly what to look for.

Use your own math skills every day to set a good example for your child. Teach your child the importance of knowing how to add, subtract, multiply and divide in everyday life by keeping close tabs on your own checkbook and being sure your child sees what you are doing and knows why. Calculate the square footage of rooms in your house when you are in search of floor coverings. Calculate the area of your walls when you are thinking about buying paint. Convert measurements for cooking and other activities. Show your child that the math he or she is learning in school has real life practical applications.

Visit museums, local theater productions and other cultural and social events and venues. Take every opportunity to come in contact with people from other cultures and learn about their way of life. Check out the schedule of classes at your local community center to see if there are interesting, enjoyable, enriching classes you and your child could take together to broaden your knowledge and learn more about the world.

Keep a good balance of learning materials on hand. Even though we can find out just about anything online these days, it is important to know how to use a dictionary, a thesaurus and the encyclopedia. These are simply skills that knowledgeable people have. It is at least as important to know how to look through these resources for information as it is to know how to find information online. It is entirely possible that there will be times when a computer or other technological tool will not be available. Knowing how to use traditional sources of information is very advantageous.

Plan activities in and around your home and neighborhood that will help your child learn about working and socializing appropriately with others. Community events, groups such as boy or girl scouts and more will help your child learn to get along with others in a cooperative manner.

By making good use of public resources, introducing your child to a wide variety of learning materials and demonstrating how knowledge gained in school can be useful in daily life you can help your child make the most of his or her education. Combining information learned at home and at school will result in your child growing up to be a well rounded adult. [read more on KMC]

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