Money Tray and Play Money
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What child doesn’t LOVE to play SHOPS. This awesome set includes the tray and of course play money... that actually looks like real Australian currency. Forget the Monopoly money this is soooo much better! :-D
PLUS it’s a fun way to introduce the money concepts taught at school.
Each set includes
- A rugged, non-breakable black plastic Child-Size Money tray (20 cm x 23 cm) with coin denominations moulded into the base of each compartment.
- 45 Realistic-looking, Play Money Coins - 8 x $2, $1, 20c, 10c and 5c and 5 x .50c coins
- 28 Realistic-looking, Play Money Notes 6 x $5, $10, $20 and $50 notes, 4 x $100 notes
Play activities linked to learning outcomes
Setting up the Money Tray
(ACMNA017) Learning outcome: In year 1 children will be expected to order Australian coins and notes according to their value.
Have children sort the coins into the correct compartments. This activity provides a good opportunity to check what your child knows about money.
Do they know what coins are worth more than others?
Do they know the value of a coin is not related to its size?
Ask questions to check.
The notes should be placed in the upright compartments with the lowest denomination, the $5 note in the front and the largest denomination, the $100 at the back.
Encourage children to use the terms coin and note when referring to money. For example a 10 cent coin or a $10 note.
Features of the Australia Coins & Notes
(ACMNA017) Learning outcome: In year one children will be expected to recognise and describe these features.
Using these realistic Play Money coins and notes provides an opportunity to discuss with your child the features and people who appear on them.
Shopping for young children
(ACMNA017) Learning outcome: In year one children are expected to recognise and use appropriate coins and notes to purchase items.
Have children choose some of their toys to sell in their shop.
Young children will often prefer to start with a shop where all items are $1.00 or $2.00.
As they become more competent with the transaction process, introduce them to the other coins.
Shopping for older children
(ACMNA059) Learning outcome: In year 3 children are expected to represent money values in different ways and count change for simple transactions to the nearest five cents.
Encourage older children to price items in their shops using different coin and note combinations; for example; $1.50 or $5.95.
They may even like to make their own price tags.