|So I asked my daughter to go on stage so I can take her photo |
and this is her pose of choice
When Andrea and I got there, my expectations were at an all time low. The place was tiny and was a half-open space in the middle of the mall. I was sure we'd be in and out within 5-10 minutes so we registered and went in.
We had the kindest guide take us around the exhibit and she recommended we start with the history of money board:
|Here she is reading the display. Please don't judge|
the mismatched clothes, she insisted on dressing herself.
A lot of the written things are a bit too complex for young kids but with parental supervision it is a good jump off point for parents to start talking about money. I simplified some concepts for Andrea.
We then headed to this cool activity where the kids are given paper and asked to shade the paper to reveal the picture of the coin under it.
|The exhibit featured various old coins which kids nowadays|
The part I thought would excite her the most was the giant money puzzle.
|She did enjoy it, but I think it was too simple for her.|
There were lots of photo ops here!
There are also opportunities to learn about the various currencies from different countries.
And a place to learn about ATMs.
|The furrowed brows means she is concentrating on|
reading the instructions on the ATM. She was a bit
disappointed when no money came out...to be honest so
was I! ;p
The best and most exciting part for Andrea was the shopping area. Here, the kids are given various shopping lists and a budget. They are to find things in the list but have to make sure they stay within budget. They have their own calculator where they can check and see how they're doing and at the end of everything they need to go to the check out counter where they themselves will be the cashiers.
ANDREA HAD A BLAST!! She loved it so much that she and her dad are planning a return trip soon. The exhibit runs till Aug 17 so do try to check it out if you have big kids. =)
(Addendum from Andrea -- Andrea: I really did have a blast!)