My 3-year-old, AJ has taken an interest in money lately. He’s been intrigued with the different types of coins and collecting as many pennies as he can. So I seized that opportunity to teach him about coins and its’ values. Interest led learning is one of the best ways of absorbing knowledge. When a child is genuinely interested in a topic, he/she would be more engaged in the lesson thus retaining more information. So, to further my son’s genuine intrigue with money, I created 3 part Montessori cards. Using these 3 part cards and real money, we learned about the penny, nickel, dime and quarter and the value of each coin. We also learned about the Presidents’ that are represented on each coin. As his mom and teacher, it gave me great joy to see him enjoy this lesson. Here are the 3 sets I created:
3 PART MONTESSORI COIN CARDS
3 PART MONTESSORI CARDS OF THE PRESIDENTS.
COIN VALUE CARDS
Children retain information well when there’s a song/chant included in the lesson. So I came up with a catchy song that summed up the whole lesson. My son sings the song multiple times during the day.