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my 6yr old daughter to learn to count money, she's in the 1rst grade. If she see's that there's 4 dimes 3 nickels & 5 pennies she will say that there's 12 coins..lol she is too cute but she still doesn't get it can someone advice me thanks so much!

 
nicoleNjeanna

Asked by nicoleNjeanna at 7:44 PM on Mar. 26, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Try these
    http://www.apples4theteacher.com/java/counting/money.html
    http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/java/buyit/BuyIt.html <----- This one is a bit harder
    http://www.primarygames.com/Spending%20Spree/start.htm
    http://www.learningmoneyskills.com/ <-----Has several different games covering different money skills.

    I hope these help. My first grader was the same way. We also used money flash cards that I bought at the local dollar store. I bought 3 different decks (three different publishers) and they have been one of the best investments I've made.

    Michelle
    PandoraRobin

    Answer by PandoraRobin at 8:27 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • It really will come to her and if you are telling her "here are five pennies. All five of these pennies is like one of the nickels. So I have five pennies and you have one nickle but we have the same amount of money." The more you repeat it the more it will go into her thoughts. One day it will click for her.
    Peajewel

    Answer by Peajewel at 8:34 AM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • Money is just introduced in first grade .Kids are not expected to really understand it until about 3rd grade. Keep up with the play money. It'll click eventually.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 12:37 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • it will come , get a toy cash register or money tray with play coins and make change with her.
    letstalk747

    Answer by letstalk747 at 7:51 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • yes, that's the only thing we play, and i think she get's it but i want her to practice so i want to find a website that she can play and yet learn.
    nicoleNjeanna

    Comment by nicoleNjeanna (original poster) at 7:56 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • Home school? Hmm, I will have to ask my cousin. My son is in first grade and they learned about all that earlier this year. Paper/punch out money, lots of work sheets, etc.
    luv.my.kids.365

    Answer by luv.my.kids.365 at 8:08 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • Take her to the store, let her buy something small and pay for it. Tell her she can have 25 cents if she can count it out for you.
    tazdvl

    Answer by tazdvl at 8:25 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • My kindergarten is learning the same so I'm interested to see what others say as well!
    Charizma77

    Answer by Charizma77 at 9:10 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • It really isn't taught in school until later but you could always have a "store" at home.
    Play a trading game.
    You need five pennies to trade for a nickel.
    Maybe hide them around one room in the house.
    You can also just have her help you make change anywhere you are...
    karischub

    Answer by karischub at 10:19 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • Let her pick stuff out she likes and have figure out different ways to pay for it.
    mommythree0508

    Answer by mommythree0508 at 3:29 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

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