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Ecomomics: Empty Those Piggy Banks

The coins tossed in your kiddo's ceramic bank certainly add up! My tots have been filling up their piggy banks with spare change for quite some time so it was no surprise when my five-year-old could no longer lift hers off the bookshelf.

On a recent rainy afternoon, we decided to break it open and count coins. My two-year-old son practiced his sorting skills picking out all of the copper pennies. My daughter worked on her math by counting stacks of quarters to make a roll of $10. We were amazed to realize my children had squirreled away over $150 a piece. We deposited the money in their savings account after handing them $10 each to spend at the toy store which was clearly the highlight of the activity. The kids learned the value of a dollar and mom got a mundane task crossed off her list.

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