Why It’s Important To Teach Children The Value Of Money and Personal Finances:
Financial illiteracy is an international, cultural problem.
Children need to learn early on
that there are responsibilities that offset
the free spending life styles they see daily in advertising,
on television, and in their neighborhoods.
If you have a society buying households full of items
they can’t afford and they don’t really need,
retiring with no savings,
getting sick and not prioritizing health care and conscious consumption —
the future can be a stress filled unfulfilling journey.
During our workshop kids learn why conscious consumption is healthy and
then apply what they have learned through playful strategies –
such a stop-motion animation clip.
Children will understand that long-term and self-taught discipline
prevail over short-term cravings propagated
on Social Media, in advertising and movies.
Christophe Antoine, Senior Accountant, is introducing the participants to Financial Literacy and laying thus the foundation for our children to grow into financially well-rounded kids. But it’s a process, kids need continuous learning to progress.
At the end of this workshop, 10 children get to understand simple, creative and child-friendly methods to manage their personal finances from early on. More specifically they will hands-on learn:
What mindful consumption means and why it is important for their Hero’s Journey
Why long-term and self-taught discipline prevail over short-term cravings propagated on Social Media, in advertising and movies
How to use child-friendly strategies and tools to EARN, KEEP and GROW their savings (because YES, there are many simple and creative ways to do that from early on);
- Several mini-workshops are included in this workshop:
- Healthy lunch cooking with the participants
- Yoga & Mindfulness (the art of proper breathing) with Sophie
- Dance breaks throughout the workshop with Zsofi
- Filmmaking with Andra
- When: The whole Saturday (10h00 to 18h00) and Sunday late morning (10h00 to 13h00).
- Where: @ LHoFT
- Workshop language: French mainly. On the spot translation into English, German. Even though we focus on hands-on project learning, we do recommend that participants have at least some basic understanding of French.
- What to bring: a Yoga mat.