Monday, May 23, 2011

Earn It, Learn It: Teach Your Child the Value of Money, Work and Time Well Spent Review and Giveaway

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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.

2. Follow Earn My Keep on Twitter and leave a comment lettting me know you are now following Earn My Keep.    

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. 

47 comments:

  1. This book looks great! I'd love to read it. I'd like to be entered in the giveaway :)
    My daughter is always trying to earn extra money!

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  2. Sounds like a great book.  I'd love to win a copy!

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  3. Liked "Earn my keep" on Facebook.

    No Twitter account so can't do the rest =(

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  4. Particular_paulaMay 23, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    As a mommie to 3 & stepmomma to 3 more, I NEED this book! I'd love a copy :)

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  5. Sounds terrific! I'd love to win this to use with my 13, 7 and 4 year olds!

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  6. This sounds like a great book! I would love to be entered in the giveaway - thank you!

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  7. Just "liked" them on Facebook also!

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  8. I'd like to win this book!  

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  9. This would be awesome to use in my home!  Please enter me in the giveaway! 

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  10. I liked it on Facebook! :) 

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  11. I'd love to win this book! Thanks!

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  12. Please enter me! I'd love to win this book! 

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  13. This book looks awesome! I'd love to win it!

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  14. I liked it on fb.

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  15.  Looks like a cool book. I liked them on FB.  THanks

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  16. This is right up our alley at home! Please enter me to win! 

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  17. I would love to win this! 

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  18. Super cool!  Would love to win it and check it out!

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  19.  This book looks right up our alley! I have 5 kids and this would be a great book for them as the summer comes up and they can start putting the ideas to work! Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  20. This book sounds GREAT!  My kids are always trying to come up with ways to earn more money. 
    BTW: I also liked this on facebook!

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  21. The kind of learning all kids should have.  Thanks.

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  22. Please enter me in the contest!  Thanks

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  23. Please enter my name in your giveaway contest. This sounds like it addresses some of the issues we've being talky about lately.

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  24. I would love to win this!

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  25. http://bit.ly/kvzOpn I'd love to win this for Little Guy.I tweeted this message.

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  26. enter me in the giveaway

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  27. Enter me, please! I never give my kids money. Their grandparents do, though, so I'm not sure how much this book can help, but it's worth a shot.

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  28. Pick me ! Pick me! This looks really neat.

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  29. I'd love to win - I have two kiddos who would love this information.

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  30. I would like to win.

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  31. I'd like to win!

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  32. I visited their website and liked the on FB

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  33. Enter me please!

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  34. I liked them on Facebook!

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  35. I followed them on Twitter!

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  36. I RT your tweet!

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  37. I liked EMK on Facebook 
    marcee dot rodgers at gmail dot com

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  38. I followed EMK on Twitter

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  39. I tweeted about the giveaway
    http://twitter.com/#!/MERodgers/status/75225674486513664

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  40. Please enter me in this giveaway:)

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