According to the authors, the objective of the project is to familiarise pre-school and early-school children with basic economic concepts and mechanisms, to raise their interest in the world of finance as well as to promote the idea of enterprise among the youngest. Due to the project’s target group, the Authors are planning to pursue these objectives in a light form comprehensible for children. An interesting element of these scenarios is the figure of Sebastian, a man who becomes a unique guide for children in their exploration of the secrets of money, mechanisms for planning expenses and saving.
The scenario has been written with due care about its language and content. Also, the up-to-date economic knowledge is presented in a manner comprehensible for few-year-olds. The material contains in its structure some educational situations that are conducive to independent experiencing by children and give them a lot of joy. Games of different degree of difficulty take into account the interests, needs and capacities of pre-schoolers
I see taking up finance, such an important in everyone’s life topic, in actions pursued with the youngest, as a highly valuable idea and a worthwhile effort. The authors of the scenario have their own experience in the work with the youngest, which they have skilfully used to address the topics related to economy and enterprise.
Małgorzata Narożnik - founder and editor-in-chief of a magazine for teachers „Pre-school ABC”. Author of numerous publications on pre-school education methods, inventor of teaching aids and author of educational and prevention programmes for pre-school children and their parents. President of the Warsaw Branch of the Polish Committee of Organisation Mondiale pour l'Education Prescolaire.
At the first glance, teaching the basics of economy to pre-schoolers seems to be quite a risky idea. But in fact, it is not. Since their youngest years, brats listen in to the adult talks – about money (or lack thereof), loans, household budgets (what we can and what we can’t afford). At the same time, they constantly demand from their parents and grandparents an incessant supply of „benefits” – toys, etc. And so it would be good for them to know that money does not grow on trees and you should earn it first, to grasp that choices have to be made – another toy car or another ice cream. ATM will pay out the money only if our account is not empty. And so on and so forth. When the children grow up a little, I would like to invite them with their parents or teachers to the Money Centre (Centrum Pieniądza), recently opened at NBP, for some more advanced economy classes.
When the children grow up a little, I would like to invite them with their parents or teachers to the Money Centre (Centrum Pieniądza), recently opened at NBP, for some more advanced economy classes.
Prof. dr hab. Marek Belka - Chairman of the National Bank of Poland in 2010-2016