Archive for the ‘Kids and Money’ Category

Reading Kingdom: How does understanding the different types of intelligences, verbal, logical, bodily, rhythmic, intrapersonal, interpersonal, naturalist, existential and visual help teachers tap into the real potential of their students?

In answering this important question, it’s useful to start with a bit of history. The concept of intelligence is such a powerful one in our society that it may come as a surprise to realize that intelligence testing is relatively recent. It wasn’t until the early 1900’s that the first test was created. Its development was stimulated by laws in…

Educational Website Lingo Likes: United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change

The educational website Lingo likes this week is the United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change.  Here’s more about them from their website: How It Started H.I.P. Pocket Change is all about fun and information, especially coin information.  It all started in 1997, when President Clinton asked federal agencies to find resources that could “enrich the Internet as a tool for…

Great Apps for Kids: Savings Spree

The Reading Kingdom is a great reading curriculum, but how do you teach your kids about saving money? It can be a challenge to think of fun ways to practice financial literacy skills with your children; that’s why we recommend great apps for kids like “Savings Spree”.  Our friends at YogiPlay explain why: “Your child can learn financial literacy skills…

Lingo Likes: Vittana

Poverty is a major obstacle for children who want a chance to get a good education.  Estimates are that half of the world’s children live in poverty and lack basic educational resources. A bright spot in this otherwise gloomy situation is micro-funding, which has become a popular method for addressing some of the developing world’s problems.  Now children are getting…

Great apps for kids: Coin Math

Coin Math is one of Reading Kingdom’s recommended great apps for kids. Carolina Nugent explains why: This is an app that teaches facts about coins and provides leveled practice using coins. For children new to learning about money, Coin Math teaches how to identify coins and their values. Coin Math then puts this knowledge to work with leveled activities for…

Should Your Child Have an Allowance?

Growing up in the 80s, my brother and I received about 5 dollars a week for doing our chores. Our chores? Cleaning our rooms. Taking out the trash. Simple things that gave us an incentive to help out around the house. Allowances teach children the value of money. Allowances teach responsibility, but what should kids do for an allowance, and…