Last week I shared that I’d be reviewing Earn It, Learn It: Teach Your Child the Value of Money, Work and Time Well Spent by Alisa T. Weinstein. Well… today is the day you’ve been waiting for! Not only will I share my thoughts, I’ll also be offering a copy of the book for one of my readers. So, if you have one or more children between the ages of 4 and 12, keep reading, this book may be for you!
The author of Earn It, Learn It, does not believe that children should be handed money to buy whatever they fancy. Nor does she believe that children should receive an allowance for helping around the house, making the bed, or doing dishes. Instead she developed a fun and creative program that allows your child to earn a paycheck by actually holding down a job and completing a variety of assignments!
Earn It, Learn It is an innovative book that teaches your child the value of a dollar while they have fun learning skills associated with 50 different careers. Some of the careers mentioned in the book include an archaeologist, banker, chef, costume designer, geneticist, journalist, zoologist and my favorite- travel agent.
With over 950 activities, you’re sure to find something that will appeal to your child and since many of the activities are free or use material that you are likely to find around your home- they’ll appeal to you too!
But what if you don’t give your child an allowance and have no desire to do so? I think this book will still appeal to you. Whether you are a homeschooling family or have a child in public school, this book is a great guide to a fun unit on various careers packed with hands-on fun! What better way to encourage your child to think about their future than by test driving a career or two?
Each career is set up with an introduction explaining to the reader what that job entails, followed by a series of activities or assignments that represent basic skills like math, science or art as well as public speaking, time management, social responsibility, creative thinking or research.
For example, your child will learn that an Interior Designer works closely with clients to create beautifully decorated rooms using floor plans, fabrics, form and function. A few of the ways your child could explore this career is by visiting a showroom, taking interest in the displays and writing a report about the experience. Maybe they could shadow an Interior Designer for a day, create furniture templates from poster board, plan their own space and rearrange their room of choice to match the template.
Your child could earn an allowance from completing those activities or at the very least, learn a few new skills and gain an appreciation for the real world workplace.
Ready to take a look at this book for yourself? Visit the Earn My Keep website and you can take a peek inside the book.
Earn It, Learn It sells for $14.99 and can be purchased through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other great booksellers.
Now, how about that giveaway that I promised?
That’s an easy one. If you live in the US, Simply leave me a message saying that you’d like to be entered in the giveaway. That’s it.
Want to up your chances of being selected to receive a copy of Earn It, Learn It? Here are a few ways you can get a bonus entry:
1. Visit Earn My Keep and like them on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know that you did.
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3. Tweet about this giveaway and leave the Tweet URL in a comment.
This giveaway will end next Monday, May 30th at midnight and I will alert the winner via email on Tuesday, May 31st.