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The First Step

Once your kids understand the concept of money - the fact that it can be exchanged for goods and services, they are ready to learn about money. Generally, this happens around age 3.

Here's an idea of how you may want to start:

  • Coins and Currency. Teach your kids the different denominations of coins and currency and their relative value.

  • Prices and Change. Teach your kids how to use coins and currency to pay for items and how to make sure they get the correct amount of change.

Need a little more information to get going? Fortunately, you have an unbelievable array of Resources to help you make these lessons fun and exciting for your kids. The sidebar to the right reviews each of the Resources currently available in the Money Skills section.

You can also take advantage of Resources in the other areas of Kids' Money. For instance, the Teachers area includes:

You may also want to send your kids to the Kids area for some hands-on learning.

Enjoy the adventure of teaching your kids about money!

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  • Articles
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  • Success Stories
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  • Surveys
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  • Statistics
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  • Q & A
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  • Web Resources
    Online games and exercises to help your kids recognize different denominations, learn their values and practice using them.

  • Tools
    We're identified a few of the tools that can make the task more interesting and also give you convenient access of hundreds of other valuable learning aids.

  • Books
    We've got suggestions on books and workbooks that deal with developing Money Skills and we also give you convenient access to thousands more.

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