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Teaching our daughter the real value of money has not been an easy task. Like most ten year old girls, she loves to spend. I’ll admit to letting her slide when it comes to our rule of banking half of all of her money. It’s just not easy to tell her she has it but she can’t spend it. Even harder then saving money has been teaching her to share it. Yes, we make routine item donations and have spent a lot of time walking for charities. But until now, we really hadn’t tackled the subject of her making any of these decisions on her own. We recently did just that and I am happy to say that she pleasantly surprised me.
The nice people at Moonjar.com sent us their Classic Moonjar for review. I gave our daughter a handful of change and explained to her the meanings of each section of the jar. Each color is labeled to inspire Saving, Spending and Sharing. Even though her spending section is still a little more full then the savings, I’m one proud mom to see the sharing section of the jar grow even fuller.
I love the concept of the Moonjar!
Moon: “To shoot for the moon”; to go after dreams and goals.
Jar: Following ancient custom where wishes or dreams are written down and placed in a special jar for future celebration! MOONJAR!
Moonjar moneyboxes were created as a tool for children and families to incorporate strong financial values and practices into their daily lives. Each jar comes with a handy Passbook to keep track of deposits and withdraws. Launched in 2001 by Eulalie M. Scandiuzzi, a Seattle native. Moonjar moneyboxes are used in homes and schools around the world.
Moonjar is committed to creating products that encourage communication and that empower children with basic life skills. In my opinion this has worked beautify with our daughter. Meaningful and fun! The Classic Moonjar we received stands sturdy and is very well made. The sections are colorful, fun to use and fit together perfectly. The Moonjar also looks great sitting on our daughters dresser. I believe she is keeping it there for fast and easy access to hit up any grandparents that might come to visit.
I have the opportunity to give one of my readers a NEW! Family Kit with Classic Moonjar!
NEW! Family Kit with Classic Moonjar:
A skill-building kit using hands-on visual learning tools to teach Save, Spend and Share. Perfect way to get family money conversations going. Comes with an easy-to-use lesson plan that helps kids understand wants and needs, budgeting and goal setting!
Includes: Leaders Lesson Plan, Classic Moonjar Moneybox, Conversations To Go about Money, How The Moonjar Was Made storybook and Two Felt Characters. ($45.00 value)
All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what steps you have used or plan to use that will help teach your children about the value of hard work and money.
One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on February, 28, 2010.
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I was provided with a free product by Moonjar for the purpose of writing this review/ giveaway. No type of monetary compensation was received. The opinions expressed are all mine.