These short instructions will get you going with KidCash in no time.
Goal sheets are a great way to visually introduce the concept of saving to young toddlers. It also teaches them how to set limits on themselves and how to budget for the things they really want. Download and print your goal sheets for free by clicking here.
Find a toy or gift that they really want. Find a picture of it and glue it to the left side of the goal sheet. Put in the dollar amount, circle the type of currency being saved up for and outline the goal box.
As they save money, let them count the dollars and check off the boxes towards their goal. Explain to them how they are progressing and how many left they have to go. It's a great way to introduce them to basic arithmetic. You can also try to get them to draw neat x's in the boxes to get them to practice early handwriting.
When they get to the goal box, make a huge deal about it. Tell them that you are going to get them their toy immediately. We suggest that you shop small and find a local store in your area to support with your purchase.
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Rolf L. says...This is the most innovative, ingenious, and NECESSARY tool in our upbringing arsenal! KidCash teaches our son discipline, the importance of earning and saving, the value of work, penalties for not following the rules, and overall structure. AND IT'S FUN...read more
Christina K. says...My LO is 3 1/2 and at first I thought she may be too young for Kid Cash. I am happy I started using it anyway. It is working wonders for us. She looks forward to saving "cash" for items. She is learning the valu...read more
Tre H. says... The KidCash system has been amazing in our home. The children no longer "nag" for things...the change was basically overnight...read more
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Maria C. says...As an educator and a mom, I can’t begin to describe to you how important it is to teach children how to be financially responsible early on and to encourage them to make...read more
Ashley says...We’ve instantly seen an improvement in attitude. She’s also so excited about her cash, she even brought it to the restaurant and when she ordered lemonade, she “paid” the waitress. I’m hopeful...read more