Teaching your children about finances is just as important as making sure that they are okay in any social situation. Being a parent or being responsible for raising a child also includes teaching them about money and work ethics. You can teach them about finances by using creative twists, this will make the learning experience effective in more ways than one.
One method is to show them what they can do with their money. Each week if you give them an allowance, you can use a chart and and make up imaginary scenarios. A pretend “real life” chart is a fun way to jazz up their ideas of finances as well as teach them the reality of things like, working for a living. Chores can take the place of jobs and things like clothing can take the place of bills.
Chores such as making their beds could take the place of an actual pretend job. Every time they make their bed on time, you can pay them a specified amount of money, as if they were paid hourly. At the end of the week you can have them decide on which pretend bills they will pay and what kinds of investments they will make. This also serves as a potential bonding experience.
This is certainly not the only creative way to help your child understand the real world and finances. You can find ideas online or if you are creative, you can make them up as you go along. The most important part of these exercises it to teach them how the world works, give them a solid work ethic and possibly bond with your child. You are the one who will teach them the values that are most important in life and it is up to you to teach them these important lessons and make then fun in the process.