Children and Toys – How to teach children the value of money?

Fortunately we live in a time when, increasingly, there is a wide variety of toys whose prices are very competitive and benefit all wallets.

This advantage has to be seen as an advantage when we think that, for a smaller monetary value, we can offer a toy with a certain usefulness and other characteristics that, a few years ago, would assume a much larger monetary value.

Many toys can get the wrong message

Many toys can get the wrong message

If on the one hand we have access to better toys for more competitive values, on the other hand we may fall into the temptation to accumulate toys that, because there are so many, will be forgotten in our children’s closets and that, often, they are only tried once mere curiosity.

Let us also not forget that by allowing this excess of toys or other material goods to our children, we are passing a message of ease and lack of effort in the acquisition of material goods, so it is important that we are aware of this fact.

Often, we can not prevent our children from getting too many toys, even if they use little toys for having more than enough.

Review toys with periodicity

Review toys with periodicity

With the help of your children, review toys twice or thrice a year. See toys that are spoiled, those that are still good, those that are completely forgotten, those that are incomplete, among others.

Set a strategy to prevent your children from arranging arguments for all toys you choose to exclude. Give toys in good condition to charities or churches.

Donate an Estimated Toy

Donate an Estimated Toy

Encourage the generosity of your children and encourage them to give in to a toy they like to a disadvantaged child. The most natural is that the first reaction is not one of receptivity, but if you talk about it over time and naturally, your children will act according to what they are asking for and, when they least expect it, they will voluntarily choose a toy. . . . . . to give.

In this way, you will not only be transmitting important values ​​for the formation of your character, but also generosity and solidarity, as it will help you grow as an adult who is more attentive to others and not so much to oneself.

Distribute toys throughout the year

Generally children receive many toys at Christmas and when they are years old, making them often not even able to pay attention to all toys.

On these occasions, store some toys and distribute them throughout the year, thus avoiding the excess of material goods that can lead to trivialization and a false sense of lack of effort in acquiring these same goods.

Above all, remember that even the most banal situations can be conducive to the transmission of positive messages to your children, only that with your help they grow to be more balanced and complete adults.