Turn your child into a maths magician?

How To Make Christmas Work For You.
At Christmas, both parents and children are bombarded with images and material, trying to get you to buy. It is literally impossible to escape - so here's a way to make it work for you!
Christmas may be a merchant’s dream but can be a parent’s nightmare. No matter where you turn there is someone trying to get you to buy or trying to get your child to ask you to buy!

Children enjoy learning when they think it is relevant to them, when they can see how it would be fun to apply in their own lives.

So here is a fun and simple way to use Christmas advertising to your advantage- mainly the brochures that can clog the letterbox to such an extent that you start to seriously consider buying a second one!

LetterBox Wishlist

  • Choose a variety of appropriate pamphlets from the letterbox-these could include bookstores, toy stores, electronic stores etc. (depending on the age of your child)

  • They can choose 10 items altogether from the pamphlets on what they would buy if they were allowed to buy anything they wanted.(you could put a limit on price here, for example: you have $100 to spend, OR let them go wild)

  • Get your children to cut these items out and arrange them from the least expensive to the most expensive.

  • Next, get the kids to add together the total price and then if you wanted to, you could get them to check with a calculator (these are extra skills all by themselves)

    Tons of fun and a little bit of private detective work for you, about your children!
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