On this Cleaning day we went to Kumpula, a lovely suburb with old wooden houses (and one of the very reasonably prised outdoor pools in Helsinki), that closes off a street, Limingankatu, for the flea markets. As I’ve been paying more attention to exposing our kids to money, I gave both kids 2e each. It’s not a big surprise my daughter bought a Barbie, barbie bike and clothes, and my son bought two cars.
The fun part was, however, to watch them go about the money: my daughter ran to the stalls wanting to use up all the money and then asked for more. She had heaps of fun.
My son, for the first time, as far as I can remember, dared to ask himself about the items and prices, paid himself, was super proud of himself and happy about his cars – and then announced that he’ll save the rest of the money in his wallet. Different characters, different ways, both had fun and we had a change to get to talk a little more about the value of the coins.