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Money Matters

Money Matters

Fall 2009 DVD
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Producer: Kid 2020, LLC
DVD Price: $19.95
Review:
In the DVD, Money Matters: Making Cents of Currency, a young boy tries to comprehend the meaning of money. What is it, exactly? How many pennies are in a nickel, how many nickels are in a quarter, and how do a bunch of coins add up to a dollar bill? What’s a cashier? What’s a purchase? The answers to all of these questions and more come in the form of animated songs and conversations with assorted people, including mom, grandpa, teachers, an ice cream man, and the like. Some bits are animated and those bits veer from well crafted to quirky to rudimentary. At various points, puppets are used to explain that there are 100 pennies in a dollar, etc. To its credit, the idea behind Money Matters is to go beyond just the basic math and to teach kids (pre-K through third grade) the value of money. For example, if each toy you’ve selected costs a dollar and you only have one dollar, well, there’s no way you can buy all those toys you’re holding; you’ll have to pick just one. A valuable lesson for good times and bad.
Ian Spelling   ©2009 Parents' Choice
Ian Spelling has spent two-plus decades working as a freelance journalist, the past 12 of them as a full-time freelance writer covering movies, television, music and comedy. He's written for The New York Times Syndicate, Reader's Digest, OnDirecTV, SCIFI.COM, TV Guide, The Bergen Record and many other outlets over the years. Spelling, who hails from Merrick, New York -- the home of Amy Fisher, Deborah Gibson and Lindsay Lohan -- currently lives in northern New Jersey with his wife, Linda, and their two children, as well as the world's best dog, Oreo.

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