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Money Bunnies make learning fun

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By Kim McGrigg, MMI Community Manager

MMI just launched a free new online resource to teach kids about good money management: MoneyBunny.com.

On the site, children can explore the world of the Money Bunnies and jump-start their learning about wise financial choices. MoneyBunny.com features activities for children ages four to seven that offer an educational, yet engaging, way for kids to begin their financial education. Because parents and teachers are so important to children’s future financial success, the site also includes resources for adults to inspire positive financial lessons. The site features four interactive sections to encourage good money management.

  1. Stories and podcasts - Children can read along with a podcast to two Money Bunny storybooks: Money Bunny Takes a Vacation and Brownie Wants a New Bike.
  2. Online coloring pages -Kids can add color and creativity to their favorite moments from the Money Bunny storybooks with interactive coloring sheets and the drag-and-drop color palette.
  3. Printables - Coloring sheets are also available as printable pages for offline learning.
  4. Resources for grownups - Parents and teachers can share their ideas and experiences when it comes to teaching money management to kids and find inspiration from others.

The site also features Money Bunny lesson plans for teachers and helpful articles for parents.

Explore MoneyBunny.com with your kids today!  

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MMI's Kids and Money survey found that the way kids learn about and use money varies by age.

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10 ideas for young entrepreneurs

 

Owning a business is one of the most successful, financially rewarding experiences anyone can have. Many of today’s top business owners started out as young entrepreneurs. Some children may be eager to start a small business, but don’t know where to begin. As parents, you provide valuable lessons to help teach children financial skills today that will lead to financial success tomorrow. With a little supervision, your child could earn a little cash as well as some valuable lessons about money management.

Allowing kids to earn money teaches them many valuable lessons. In addition to learning the value of hard work, they’ll better understand the role of marketing and how to better manage time. Estimating income, managing costs, and even counting change are lessons that will benefit them for a lifetime.

Following are 10 business ideas for your young entrepreneur to consider:

  1. Sell lemonade. No one can resist a lemonade stand on a hot summer day. Don’t forget to have the kids cover the cost of their expenses.
  2. Have a bake sale. If your kids like to cook, why not encourage them to share their talents? This could even be combined with the lemonade sale to create a full-service concession stand!
  3. Pet sit. Summer time is vacation time. With help, even younger kids can feed neighbors’ fish and cats.
  4. Babysit. Both boys and girls can earn money and experience by babysitting. Kids younger than 12 can get practice by being mommy’s helper.
  5. Mow lawns. Busy neighbors might welcome a little help with the lawn. If there is an elderly neighbor in need of lawn help, encourage your child to volunteer his or her mowing services (and snow shoveling services in winter).
  6. Help with weeding. Who doesn’t need help when weeds get out of control? Scout out some friendly neighbors whose flower beds look like they could use some extra care and have your kids offer to do the job.
  7. Be a camp counselor. Even tweens can get counselor experience by hosting a mini-camp for younger kids at their house or the local park.
  8. Wash cars. Lend your driveway to a group of kids to hold a car wash. They’ll have a great time and you’ll end up with a sparkling clean car.
  9. Walk dogs. Walking is great exercise for both kids and canines.
  10. Teach young kids. If your kid excels at school, he or she can tutor younger children and help get them up-to-speed before school starts.

Need more tips on how to teach your children about money? Visit MMI's new Youth and Money section.


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