Your six-year-old is starting primary school next year, and that means she’ll need to buy food from the canteen, as well as pick up items from the school bookshop from time to time. That’s why now is a good time to teach her money matters using everyday situations.
She already understands the nature of monetary transactions; namely, that she hands over a certain amount of coins to a shopkeeper in exchange for items.
Your kindergartener has seen these transactions many times in shops and supermarkets. But now you need to get her more involved, and the first stage is coin recognition.