Time and Money
Time is of the essence. Money makes the world go 'round. These well-known phrases emphasize the importance of these two necessities of life. However, for your young child, the abstract nature of time and money probably makes them a mystery. To make them easier to grasp, apply what he has already learned about numbers, measurement and fractions to discussions of time and money.
Begin with global concepts and work toward more specific concepts. For example, children can understand yesterday, today and tomorrow more easily than they can understand hours and minutes. Children can understand that money is used in exchange for goods and services before they can equate a quarter with 25 pennies. By strengthening your child's understanding of the more general and abstract concepts first, you can build a foundation for more advanced lessons.
What You Need:
- Assorted coins and bills
- Piggy bank