Sunday, 22 April 2012
The reason for my post today is inspired by Little miss M's increasing interest in money. The questions that we regularly hear is " how much is this?" " why do we have to pay for food?" and "why dose daddy have to work?". So after the explanation that we have to pay for food because farmers grow it or factory's make it and it costs them money. And for us to be able to buy things Mr T needs to work to earn money. Well this sparked another question "what is earned? " well I have never seen determination in a little girls face than after i told her daddy dose lots of jobs and his bosses pay him with money. She instantly posed the question can I earn money too?.
Well the answer is definitely anyone can earn money but there is a difference between earning money and pocket money as I have been researching about. I can clearly remember as a child getting monthly pocket money from my grandparents, and I would get extra money from my parents for doing certain jobs around the house for example hovering, gardening and cleaning the car which I would get paid on a weekly basis normally a Saturday.
In research I discovered that the general starting age of pocket money is 6 but as me and Mr T discussed if she is showing an interest in it and can count why should she not benefit from this life skill now at nearly 5 . Little miss M already understands the importance of saving money and loves watching the numbers increase in her savings book which she has had since she was born.
So having a chat with Mr T about this and discussing my finding's on ground