Monday, October 27, 2014

Teach The Value Of Money With Chet The Cat and Friends' Toddler Money #educationalinsights

My daughters love playing pretend. They have a small grocery store at the corner of our living room and a toy cash register. They have small paper bills and the super small plastic coins I bought from Target. The problem with these small plastic coins is that my daughters tend to lose the small plastic coins. With the paper bills, they tend to rip it or crumple it because it's made of paper. I would now and then buy them a new set of paper money bills and plastic coins so that they can continue playing with their pretend grocery store.

When they saw the Chet the Cat's Toddler Money, they were surprised by how big the bills and the coins were. Each set includes:

- 4 Jumbo coins (1 each of a penny, nickel, dime and quarter)
- 3 jumbo tear-proof bills (1 each of $1, $5 and $10)

My 3 year old daughter opened the pack of Chet The Cat Toddler Money.

The bills each measure 8" by 3.375". The bills felt smooth, is bendy and really tear-proof. The print of the bill is also very nice and clear. The coins are made of plastic. All the coins are made of plastic and measure 0.25" thick and each coin has the following diameter: Penny - 2.125", Nickel - 2.5", Dime - 2", Quarter - 2.275". All the coins have a nice, clear and embossed design.

With the Chet the Cat and Friends' Toddler Money my daughters grasped the ideas of:

  • Sharing and Taking Turns - they learn how to share and take turns being the shopper and the owner of the shop.
  • Money - my 6 year old knows how to recognize numbers already so she can tell how much a bill is. My 3 year old daughter can now differentiate a $1, $5 or $10 bill. We're still working on the coins but we're getting there. :)
  • Value of Money - they may not know how to add or subtract money yet but they learned how to pay for the things they bought (from their pretend grocery) and how they can get change for something they bought.
  • Good Manners - every time they pay, they would say yes please, no please, thank you and have a good day. They learned how to be pleasant and courteous.
  • Cleaning Up - I think this is every child's nightmare. LOL. My daughters know that after they play pretend grocery shopping, they would have to clean up all their mess and to keep their Toddler Money in a specific place.
The Chet the Cat and Friends' Toddler Money is a great way to introduce toddlers and small children to money. The bills are big and tear-free and the coins are big and made of plastic. It's a great way to introduce little ones to the idea of money.

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