The Big Idea: Kids can learn exactly why adults have to work!
- Talk to kids about the jobs in the video. Ask, “Do you know anyone who has any of those jobs?” and “What other jobs do you know about?”
- Although kids are often asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” they need help understanding that people work hard at their jobs to earn a living. Begin teaching kids about money by pointing out the workers you see in your community and the type of job each has. Talk together about how people use the money they earn to buy the things they need and want.
- Kids work too, sometimes for a small allowance. Encourage them to help out with simple routines, such as setting the table before mealtimes.