Tuesday, August 04, 2009
..should be simple for our daughter, who could shop until she drops; but it is frustratingly hard. Like bang your head on the wall hard!
She can't seem to grasp either the concept of how much each coin is, or what the names of the coins are. I am not sure how I have failed in this, but I am determined to teach her before she gets to Kindergarten.
We have practiced with worksheets, and she seemed to get them right, but when I took the lesson and added real coins and a "store" I set up in the playroom, the wheels came off.
While she really enjoyed "buying" the toys for Thomas, she would get stumped each time. Garren pointed out that she was too young for this concept, but it is in the Kindergarten curriculum.
I did manage not to burn her out on the idea of learning money, and she is excited to play "store" again, so that is a good sign.
Maybe we should have her pay the bills, talk about a lesson in money, huh?! But then that might make her never want to learn about money again. :)