14 Fun Addition and Subtraction Games for Kids

14 Fun Addition and Subtraction Games for Kids

In order to manage money, kids first need to know how to add and subtract. Help kids learn these skills with these fourteen fun addition and subtraction games and activities. Before they can begin managing money, kids need to learn basic addition and subtraction. Sure, these skills could be acquired through worksheets and flashcards, but…

19 Fun Counting Games & Activities for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners

19 Fun Counting Games & Activities for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners

The first math activities kids learn are number recognition and how to count. But how to make it fun? Here are 19 fun counting activities and games for kids. One of the very first math skills kids acquire is how to count. One, two, three… This is the backbone of math fluency and more advanced…

Why Paying Kids to Get Good Grades Can Backfire – And What to Do Instead

Why Paying Kids to Get Good Grades Can Backfire – And What to Do Instead

Here’s what you need to know about motivating kids to get good grades – and what to avoid. I’d like to meet the parent who hasn’t bribed their kids at least once. We’ve all been there – a tricky situation where our kids simply WILL NOT do what we want them to no matter how…

9 Mistakes to Avoid When Giving Kids an Allowance

9 Mistakes to Avoid When Giving Kids an Allowance

Research shows that giving kids an allowance is beneficial, but setting it up correctly is important. Here are 9 mistakes to avoid when giving kids an allowance.  A recent survey found that 70% of American adults couldn’t answer basic financial questions correctly. These questions included how interest on a savings account is calculated and if…

9 Things You Should Stop Paying for Once Your Kids Have an Allowance

9 Things You Should Stop Paying for Once Your Kids Have an Allowance

When your kids get an allowance they should also be given the responsibility to pay for more things on their own.   Two years ago, I decided our family needed a change. Every time we walked into a store, my girls – and especially the youngest – would begin asking for anything and everything in sight: “Mom,…

Why Kids Need Chores to Be Successful in Life
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Why Kids Need Chores to Be Successful in Life

Research shows that giving kids daily chores can help them in school, with relationships, and later in their professions.  (This post contains affiliate links. If you click on a link and purchase the item, I will receive a commission at no extra cost to you.)  The next time you sign your kids up for Mandarin lessons,…

Rewarding Kids for Good Behavior: What Works and What Backfires

Rewarding Kids for Good Behavior: What Works and What Backfires

Research has found that rewarding kids with things, or taking them away when kids are bad, can fuel a materialistic outlook on life.  It happened again – despite constant reminders week after week you discover your oldest has failed to pick up the clothes on her bedroom floor. The consequence?  She can’t use her new…

8 Stories to Inspire Generosity and Charity in Kids

8 Stories to Inspire Generosity and Charity in Kids

Tis’ the season to give, and what better way to teach children about being generous than by sharing stories of kids who recognized a need and set out to fix it. The kids featured here are remarkable – each were so determined to do something, anything, to help others that they eventually began charities, sometimes even before entering high school. Get ready to be inspired!