Money matters and here’s how you can make your little one ‘penny-wise’ as they grow up.
Why it’s Essential: Money may not buy happiness but it is sure essential to happiness. It’s the exchange we pay for goods and services of all kinds and is a mean to an end and a tangible necessity. Considering its importance, it’s essential to imbibe a sense of practicality in kids towards money from an early age. It familiarizes a child with the outside world and keeps them rooted in reality. A fun way to introduce monetary transactions is through toys. Smoby Ice-cream Shop by Simba brings play-value and learning to your child’s life as he enjoys selling sweets and treats through role-play.
Pocket Money: Getting pocket-money to spend on your favorite things is something we’ve all done as we were growing up. A child learns to manage their finances as they start getting aware about their surroundings and by watching you and others around them deal with finances. Whether it’s buying new things from a shop, meeting friends or just going out to eat – it all helps them understand how to adapt to everyday situations.
Parents Discretion: When it comes to finances, tell them age appropriate things that the can grasp and which allow them to be responsible and yet enjoy the pleasures money can buy. Simultaneously, make them understand why being frugal is also necessary. For instance, they could start ‘saving for a rainy day’ or even maintain a common family piggy bank for extra things around the house, for repairs and maintenance and other family purchases. You can encourage them to take summer jobs and internships to give them a real sense of ‘earning money.’
Earning & Learning: You can send kids to shop and ask them to account for it. You may also ask them to help you around the house for which they can earn an extra pocket money. Though it’s not about making them work, but about making them understand the value of money and that they “earned” it.
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Combining charming cartoon characters and cute role-play toys, Smoby – Peppa Pig collection promises to bring imagination and cheer into your child’s life.
Cook like a Master Chef!
Kids love food and their spontaneity enables them to come up with new recipes and inventive names with simplest of ingredients. With Smoby – Peppa Pig Mini Kitchen, watch your little one flip imaginary pancakes and brew some coffee. Another fun way for toddlers to play with their mini gang is with Smoby Peppa Pig Picnic Basket, as they share interesting stories while eating some cake. These playthings lay the foundation for a child’s cooking skills as they grow up. They can also enjoy real food and drinks using these accessories.
Sell & Serve!
We all love being served and Smoby – Peppa Pig tea-time tray and Smoby Peppa Pig Porcelain tea-set combines cute and utility accessories to help a child learn some kitchen etiquette. The cups, saucers, bowls and pots can be used to serve real beverages and snacks – but need to be handled with care. A toy that familiarizes kids with the outside world is Smoby – Peppa Pig Ice-Cream Factory. Your kid will learn how to sell sweet treats and play shop. The fake currency and cash register is useful to teach your kid about monetary transactions till he’s old enough to manage on his own.
Paint, Slide or Swirl
Artistic or active, children have a variety of play-time options to stay engaged. Creative kids will enjoy coloring the lovely scenes with markers, crayons, pencils and stickers in Smoby – Peppa Pig Artist box and the compact packaging makes it easy to carry anywhere. For infants just learning to crawl and sit up, Smoby-Peppa Pig’s XS Slide, is a compact accessory with anti-skid steps. It’s a great pastime and also strengthens a child’s general motor skills and flexibility with time. Another cool option is Smoby – Peppa Pig Car Ride-on with is anti-topple function at front and rear ends that lets babies explore their environs securely. Their favorite toys and sippy cup can be stored under the seat as they move around.
Which are your favorite picks from this new collection for your kid? Share in the comments below.