Dolly received a info pack from a prominent Australian Bank at school today. This is well timed with our home financial education starting this week. I read the letter directed at parents/guardians to her and asked if she was interested in having a school banking opportunity. She is excited. I think it's a really good thing to incorporate peer based experiences in our financial education project.
The free pack had the sweetest little magnets that she can write savings goal with.
It also included stickers and images on token exchanges. Each time a child has deposited they are entitled to a token. 10 tokens allows them a goodie of their choice from the list.
Dolly will be ready to deposit money very soon. Remember when I wrote about cash for cans here? Well I have asked 2 neighbours for their bottles and cans so far. In the space of 6 days we already have about 100! That's $10 cash for cans and the collection starts on the 9 of February.
here's a link to the commonwealth bank kids area.
If you have any great links or book ideas on financial education for children please share in the comments section.
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