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Name That Coin

This guessing game will help your child learn to recognize coins and will develop his problem-solving and higher level- thinking skills.

Materials
  • (Variety of coins)

Directions

  1. Set out one of each kind of coin.
  2. Think of a coin and give your child hints to help him figure out which coin it is.
  3. For younger kids, give simple hints like "My coin has a man on one side and a building on the other."
  4. For older kids, give harder hints like "Ten of these coins equal one dime."
  5. Keep giving hints until your child guesses the coin.
  6. Take turns with your child giving hints and guessing coins.
  7. Once your child knows the various coins well, practice making trades. For example, you might ask your child how many pennies he'll give you for a nickel and a dime, or you might say that you'll give him twenty pennies for a quarter and ask him if that's fair.
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Copyright 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


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