Win An Amazing Family Weekend Break, Thanks To Barclays
Take a look below as Heart's Jenni Falconer sets one family a challenge for the kids to take on the role of their parents and plan an exciting family day out, on a budget!
Watch the video and enter our competition for the chance to win a fabulous family weekend trip to Chessington World of Adventures, including two nights at Chessington Safari Hotel and £500 spending money.
Download the Barclays Family Day Out Planner
See if your kids can plan a family day out…on a budget! Help them to understand the cost of everyday activities in a fun and interactive way by breaking the day down into Travel, Activities, Lunch and Treats and assigning cash to each, or even save some for another day out.
Helping your kids understand the value of money with child psychologist Dr Elizabeth Kilbey
Dr. Elizabeth Kilbey has featured on Channel 4 series "The Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 Year Olds". Take a look at her top tips for practical activities to do with your children to help them learn about the value of money.
‘’They’ve got to see it to believe it! To help develop a strong understanding of how money works, children need to start with a good understanding of cash. Withdraw cash to use for your next family day out, and let the children be the ones to make the transactions. Help them choose the right notes and coins to pay with and help them check the change. Children are predominantly visual learners, so in order to understand how money works they need to handle it.”
Take responsibility for their own money
Help your children develop their financial decision-making skills and budgeting ability by giving them a regular amount/allowance and give them a task to spend their money on, like buying their own toiletries or snacks for lunchboxes or days out.
Money Fun – Fact and Figures
Kids love facts and figures and they have natural desire for learning so teach them some fun facts about money. Make up a quiz or a game using coins and notes, or guess how much items cost in a supermarket, it’s a perfect way to open up the conversation.
Watch Jenni’s Video
Heart's Jenni Falconer sets one family a challenge for the kids to take on the role of their parents and plan an exciting family day out, on a budget!
Fun Money Learning Activities
Help to teach your kids about money without them even realising they're learning.