As a parent, teaching your kids about money is crucial for their future financial success. However, it can be a challenge to make financial literacy engaging for kids. That’s where online financial games come in!
Let’s face it – kids are on screens pretty much everyday. And while I definitely believe it’s important to limit screen time based on their age, you can also use screen time as a way to learn.
As a 90s child, my learning from screens came from PBS – shows like Barney, Lambchop, and Zoom were key to supplementing my early education!
Now, though, we can turn to utilizing online games to teach kids about money!
My kids absolutely love scary stories, even at bedtime! They’re in first and second grade, so while we’re still very mindful about what’s read to them before bed, they love spooky books. Both my husband and I grew up with the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books. If you’ve been on my site at all, you’ll quickly realize we love Halloween just a wee bit. While our kids love spooky books too, we didn’t want to traumatize them with the Scary Stories series, as it’s for far older kids.
Despite being over 100 years old, the Montessori Method seems to be gaining in popularity. It’s no wonder, though – Montessori has a lot to offer! While I wouldn’t say I’m a strict Montessori mom, there are definitely pieces of the Montessori philosophies that I have incorporated into our lives, even when my children were babies.
When it comes to teaching kids about money, I’m of the opinion that the sooner, the better. Now that’s not to say we shouldn’t proceed with caution – definitely don’t want them adopting harmful habits or money stories! But the sooner you can help your kids understand how money works, the better. In fact, it’s one of the best ways to ensure they don’t end up in debt as adults.
Bedtime is such a perfect time to bond with your kids! A good bedtime routine can give your kids structure and the space to wind down before sleep. Without a bedtime routine, you set yourself up for tantrums, late bedtimes, not to mention potential long-term issues for your kids. Beyond baths and teeth brushing, we’ve always made it a point to read and talk; it’s a nice, quiet time to reflect on the day and bond.
I’m so over standardized testing. Maybe not as over it as my Kindergartner and 1st grader, but close! Given this past year’s health crisis, my children are still both learning remotely. Most days are actually pretty okay. And I recognize a large part of that is not only because I work from home, but my husband has also had the privilege of being able to do so most day this past year.(more…)