On top of all the mainstream academic studies the state inculcates in our students, my husband and I firmly believe in rounding our children off with holistic learning, especially in the field of financial literacy.
Many of our friends know that my family members are big fans of board games. So, why not let our children learn about managing their future finances through playing a board game?
Despite some controversies surrounding the Rich Dad, Poor Dad brand, their Cashflow games remain one of the most-used tools to teach financial mastery and investment means to adults. This version, Cashflow for Kids, has been made simpler to be understood and played by children over the ages of 5 (with some parental involvement).
Because of this game, and some other financial teachings from my husband, my children, even my 7 year-old daughter, are fairly-versed in the concept of wealth accumulation and growth.
Unfortunately, this board game cannot be bought here. We had to ship it from US. And at almost S$100 including shipping, it wasn’t exactly cheap either. But the hours of fun and the early financial literacy it helps to inculcate in my children makes me to place Cashflow for Kids as #8 in my Top 15 Learning Resources for 2015.
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