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Teach Your Child Money Matters
Habits formed at a young age can stay with us for a lifetime. That’s why it’s important for children to learn as early as possible about how to manage money correctly.
Smiley has created these child-friendly lessons to help you Teach Your Child Money Matters.
Lessons are designed to help them learn through experience; with careful consideration for local needs and the schedules of typically busy Singaporean families in mind.
So pick a lesson and let’s start learning! Be sure to check back regularly as we’ll add new lessons every fortnight.
Introduce your child to the value of money
Help your child appreciate the value of money by having him/her earn his/her own allowance. Let’s see how to put this into practice.
“Mummy, how can I buy a big house?”
Let us help you answer this potentially tough question, and teach your child an important lesson on smart spending along the way. Let's explore this activity.
“Daddy, when can I buy a real car?”
Explore the pros and cons of owning a car and help your child understand the crucial difference between needs and wants. Let's go.
“Why do we help strangers?”
All children have a natural tendency to help others. Nurture this positivity in your child, and you can make a real difference in our community. Let us show you how!
“Why did you tap your card at the cashier, Mummy?”
As cashless payments become more common, we have designed a fun family activity to help your child understand them better.Learn more.
“Why can’t I spend all of my pocket money?”
Inculcate financial wisdom and discipline in your child with this activity and help him/her develop the habit of spending within his/her means. Let’s begin!
“Daddy, I want that toy!”
Instead of replying to this demand with a “No”, use it as an opportunity to teach your child about saving for a goal. Let's explore this activity!
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