09/29/2008 – 17:58 – Dzai – Blog
Money is not born in a tree! (Click to see the Game book)
At the sight of the desired object, their eyes light up, and she immediately asks her mother to buy it. The answer is “no,” but she insists. When she realizes that the mother will not even give it, a real show begins. Sit on the floor, screams, cries, hits the foot. The mother pulls her by the arm and, ashamed, tries to stop her with the scandal. Who has never seen a child do this? Be in the supermarket or toy store, this scene is repeated daily.But the worst is even the parents give up, buying what your child wants, the little soon change her opinion and always wants another new thing. What matters is not enjoy what you have, but to get all the things that arise. And manufacturers of products for children are not at all silly. Every day, they launch new things: soda with a bonus, bubble gum flavored twice, dolls that walk, talk and make a pee, clothes “detached” shiny, multi-colored sandals and so on.
The result of all this is that the money goes away quickly, and satisfaction is only temporary. Calls for consumption are very significant, but children can learn from small to resist impulses and to give value for money. Parents play a vital role in this process. Not an easy task, but certainly worth it.
“People consume on impulse and this leads to frustration. It is common for children to play only once with a toy that both have insisted and then never use it again,” says the educator Nereide Schilaro Santa Rosa. To prevent this, parents need to show your children gradually that money must be valued.
To Nereide teaching children to be conscious consumers is one of the most significant challenges for parents today. To help them in this endeavor, she wrote the book “The Little Shop of Uncle Sah-Lim,” in partnership with businessman Walter Zarzur Derani. In the book, they tell the history of money, the emergence of currency and they explain concepts such as salary and invoice. For example. The word salary, comes from the word salt, formerly used as a bargaining chip. The book is aimed at children, but parents can also, and must participate in the reading.
One of the book’s goals is to show the importance of money in the historical context of the world and explain why everything depends on it. The book follows a board game, carried out in two steps. At first, the goal is to accumulate “sah-lims,” the game’s currency. In the second stage, each child riding a shop and purchase products with earned coins.
According to the educator, the small should be demanding when it comes to spending their first coins. And even that does not receive a monthly allowance, can influence family purchases. “It is important that children learn to choose quality products and to give preference to those produced by companies that develop social projects. And always require invoice!” She says. All of this is taught in the book. To Nereide, act aggressively when the child is doing scandal in the middle of a store, is useless. Saying “no” is important, but it is necessary that parents have the habit of talking to your children about this subject. “Parents should encourage the child to think and not act on impulse. Children can also develop critical thinking,” she argues.