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# When did you start teaching your kids about change (money)

Posted by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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I've been showing my oldest one change since he was 4, he's 5 now. I'm trying to teach him the difference between quarters, dimes, nickles and pennies. He gets them confused except the penny which I assume is because it's a different color. When did you start teaching your kids?

by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 12:39 PM

I don't know that we really started "teaching" our daughter about the differnt types of money. It was just part of her getting "allowance" and having to save parts of it for different things. She is 6 now and they taught about money in Kindergarten and just finished a money section in math in 1st grade.

by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Mind are 3 and 1 but I do give them change and they know it goes in their piggy banks, lol.
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by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Around 5.

by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 1:52 PM
My oldest is 3 and a half. We will probably start soon.
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by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 9:01 PM

4-5?

by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 9:06 PM
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My 3.5 year old knows quarters are the big coings (though calls silver dollars quarters too).  All other coins are pennies to him.

My almost 2 year old calls all coins pennies.

by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 1:28 AM

About 5 years old.  They have always had change for their piggy banks though.

by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 6:55 AM

It's been so long ago, I couldn't tell you.

by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 8:39 AM

same age, around 4-5. still working on it!

by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 1:31 PM

I guess we've always kinda "taught" them