mazuma, dinero, dough, bread.
These are just some of the many monickers of money. We use money to
pay for the things that we need and get the things that we want.
People have to work to earn it while most of us struggle to save it
for the rainy days. Others who can very well afford do share it. But
as parents, have we really taught our kids well on how to properly
handle their own money? I strongly suggest you bring your kids to the
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Money Matters for Kids exhibit at the Gateway Mall, Araneta Center,
Cubao. The said exhibit
runs from August 2, 2013 to August 17, 2013 (mall hours).
Pambata originally owns
money Matters For Kids exhibit but it was turned over to the Bangko
Sentral ng Pilipinas to further educate the youngsters on money. They
actually plan to bring this exhibit to other parts of the country
soon so that more kids will greatly benefit from it.
honestly think that doing so will certainly help your kids to
perfectly grasp the concept of saving, the difference between needs
and wants, how to budget their own allowance, how to validate real
money from fake ones as well as other educational trivia’s about
money. And I can assure you that the kids will be having lots of fun
while learning all these things. This isn’t your typical boring
exhibit. This Money Matters For Kids exhibit is an interactive one!
|Coins from other countries|
are a lot of things and activities to do for your kids inside the
exhibit. You can help your kid make his or her own money from the
coin stamp section. There are also peso bill puzzles for you and your
kids to work on. There are also lots of trivia and history about
money as well as an imitation of a real bank called Bangko Bulilit
where your kids can play either one of the tellers or the bank
manager (yes, with a real computer and keyboard they can tinker
|Old money bills from the past.|
an automated teller machine with built-in atm card where your kids
can ‘withdraw’ or ‘deposit’ money.
|Kyle shows off his supposed ATM card.|
will surely have fun too with the market style way of teaching kids
about needs vs. wants and how to budget their money wisely. There is
a grocery cash register they can play with as well as grocery
baskets. In fact, during our visit at the Money Matters For Kids
exhibit, I saw a kid at managing the cash register while her mom
playfully ‘buys’ items from her grocery. It’s such a great
bonding activity for both parents and kids.
|Kyle withdraws from an ATM toy machine.|
|Kyle traced a rubber stamp to make his own coin. |
|Kyle does a bank manager's job here.|
|Kyle mans the cash register while my Mom 'plays' with him as customer.|
|This calculator makes sure you are buying within your budget.|
|Twenty peso puzzle|
|Fifty pesos puzzle.|
|A young girl mans the cash register.|
|Kids are taught the difference of needs and wants.|
myself learned a lot through the said Money Matters for Kids exhibit.
I’ve learned that Josefa
Llanes Escoda (The
Girls Scouts of the Philippines founder)
is the only person shown smiling in Philippine peso. She’s the
first woman to grace our money too. I’ve also learned the trivia
behind the piggy bank thing. “Pygg”
is a type of clay used
for making various objects such as jars. People in the olden times
saved money in these “pygg jar” and it has evolved into “pig
bank”. Plus there is also a pig theory. In the ancient times, food
scraps that would spoil were saved by feeding them to pigs. The said
practice fattened up the pigs. When money came about, thus this
cultural habit of saving food scraps by investing them in pigs
inspired people to save their change in coin banks shaped like pigs.
|Piggy banks and coin banks.|
take advantage of this opportunity to teach your kids all about money
the fun and easy way. Come and visit the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Financial Consumer Affairs Group exhibit of Money Matters for Kids at
the Gateway Mall. Admission
to the said exhibit is absolutely FREE!
What’s more, kids who visit the said exhibit gets to bring home
free Museo Pambata Money Matters for Kids activity book and a box of
playing cards! (While supplies last)
I am not compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are my own.
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