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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!

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As a parent, do you find it tough teaching your kids about money?

Barclays understand that society is changing and the way we use money isn't as tangible as it once was. In today's cashless society, we pay for lunch with the tap of a card and transfer money with a swipe on our phone – so it's no wonder that we worry about whether our kids know the value of money. teaching our kids about money can be a difficult conversation for parents. Worrying about if your kids know the value of money is a real dilemma

Barclays have teamed up with Heart and created a whole host of expert tips and practical activities that you can do with your kids to help you to teach them about money. Helping children to understand the value of money from a young age can make a huge difference to them in later life.

Download the Barclays Family Day Out Planner below so your kids can have a go at organising a super day out on a budget.

And whilst you're there, we've also got some fun activities to help your kids get a better understanding of 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.

Cash-only Day

‘’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.

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Win A Family Weekend Break

To be in with a chance of winning a fantastic weekend adventure for your family, just watch the video and answer the question below…

Entries close at 23.59 on Sunday 26th August 2018.

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