It was my pleasure to be able to "try out" a game for the folks at Lakeshore. The game is called The Allowance Game. I played the game with my own two children (ages 6 and 9) first. Then I tried the game with a small group of my first graders who could already recognize coins. My own children loved the game and begged me not to take it to my classroom. My students loved it as well and I plan to use it daily when we start learning about money.
The Allowance Game helps children learn to make count small amounts of money and make change. It also encourages children to earn and save money, while giving them practice spending as well. Players can earn money by doing things like chores, a good deed for a neighbor and getting good grades. The photo below is from the Lakeshore website. You can click on the image to read more about the game and/or purchase it on the Lakeshore site.
Here is a picture of my own kids playing the game. Please excuse any balls of dog hair that may be floating in the background. Those are ignored until June in our "2 teacher home".
This game is recommended for children in Kindergarten to 4th grade. My first grade students and my own children loved this game. In fact, my son wants to buy it for one of his friends as a birthday present. This learning game would make a great addition to your classroom, your game collection at home or a gift for any child.
Good news! Lakeshore is allowing me to offer a buy one get one 50% off promo code for you to use on your purchases before 11/2/2012. The online coupon code is 2247. If you are lucky enough to live near a Lakeshore store, you can print the coupon at the link below.
Thank you, Lakeshore, for another impressive product!