My Money Matters Introduced for Kids
Hands-on activities based on educational lesson plans will help children
gain an understanding of money, support activities related to important
financial concepts, and assist students in building the skills needed to
play a role in their own financial future. The exhibit called "My Money
Matters" is a financial literacy workshop for children in grades K through 5
and will be run by a Stepping Stones educator who will be on site at the
branch for a total of six days.
My Money Matters participants will experience banking, budgeting and
consumer choices in this fun, interactive program. Younger children will
practice identifying, adding and subtracting money; while older students
investigate their wants, needs and spending choices. Children will gain an
introductory understanding of the economy, learn some terms associated with
money and economics, and build a foundation to better understand the skills
needed to properly manage their own financial future.
The exhibit will be open Thursdays and Fridays, July 15-16 and July 22-23,
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Saturdays, July 17 and July 24, from 9 a.m. to
Branch visitors will be encouraged to visit throughout the program and enter
to win prizes like a $100 savings bond or a family four-pack to Stepping
Stones Museum for Children. Other financial incentives will be offered
throughout the promotion.