What if…..

There is a great game I use often to teach about money, needs and wants –  what if you won a $1000 dollars in the lottery ? How would you use it? Save it in the Bank? Buy toys/chocolates? Use it for charity? Gift it to your family/friends? Start a small venture in summers with…

Rich mum, Poor mum

Most parents face this question sometime between pre-school and teen years…”Mum/Dad are we rich or poor?”. It might be phrased in a different way “why can’t we buy this gift – we can’t afford it?” or “But my friend Sally gets an allowance – why not me- are we SO poor?” . How on earth…

On Barter and Banter…

In my work-shops and events I have always been amazed by the ability of young children to embrace logical thinking and questioning once they have been guided a bit. Children like to question, argue and debate. They don’t have established prejudices or inhibitions and hence any thinking they do is naturally what adults call “out of the…

Charity starts at home…

It is important to initiate your child in the joy of sharing , giving and charity. It comes naturally to some, not to others…but children need to be guided and you need to make it fun-just like everything else ! Here is an old oats tin that my 4 year old transformed into a Piggy…

Financial literacy essential life skill

  http://www.ft.com/cms/s/70f4ca9e-06d1-11e4-b0d3-00144feab7de,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2F70f4ca9e-06d1-11e4-b0d3-00144feab7de.html%3Fsiteedition%3Duk&siteedition=uk&_i_referer=#axzz373Thpw9o A very interesting article-link above in FT talking about “financial literacy” being an essential life skill now. Pinnacle couldn’t agree more. And talk about why countries like US score low inspite of teaching financial literacy in schools is probably because their curriculum is rigid and dry. Children like games, play and interaction….not traditional…

Maths is Fun

Maths can be fun and stimulating at the same time – you don’t always need exercise books – you can teach through games and play. Here are 10 fun tips to go about making Maths fun for your kids…. Ask them to make pancakes with play dough and then cut halves, thirds or quarter pieces…