Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Works for Me Wednesday



Entertaining my kids (7 and 8) while waiting at a resteraunt is easy and a teaching experience. I carry lots of change. On purpose. We take our seat and my son can't wait to be able to count money. Both of them love it. We make up math games, change the amounts of the coins. Coins is something you almost always have, kids love to play with money, and they are learning without knowing it. A very simple thing if you remember it and use it once, the kids will ask to do it the next time.

Works for me!

10 comments:

Lindsay said...

VERY smart! I nannied Triplets while I was in college and I would carry a deck of cards with me where ever we went.. and tehy LOVED to seperate the card and eventually attempt to make a card house!!!

Carol said...

And you don't have to amass a huge collection of half-colored kid menus that they don't want to throw away. Wish I'd thought of this when mine were little.

Jennifer said...

Good idea! My two year old has started picking up pennies everywhere and is so excited about "money," so I will try this the next time he needs entertained. I'm sure that will be sooner rather than later.

Mama Duck said...

What a wonderful idea! Have a great Wednesday - our WFMW tip is up as well!

Maggie said...

Great idea as long as the restaurant does not have any video game machines. LOL! My hubby is a video game junkie and intorduced our boys to his friends at an early age.

dakotablueeyes said...

Now why don't I ever think to do that lol

BarnGoddess said...

great idea!!!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Great idea. My daughter (11) is always asking to count the change. Just make sure to send them to wash room to wash their hands before dinner arrives since money notorious....ahem...not so clean.

Heather said...

My son LOVEs to play with tiny items during church. When I have nothing else in my purse, and he has forgotten his cars, I hand him two pennies. He plays with them the whole time, knowiing that if he is quiet and doesn't lose them, then they are is.

byHisgrace said...

That's an awesome idea Kelli! I'll be using that for sure!

Melissa