BUSINESS OF THE DAY: A Tasty Tally Up!
We’ve all got to eat. And sometimes it’s easier to eat out. Enter here: A great learning experience. Look over the menu with your child. Instead of looking at the meals, dedicate one or two read-throughs of the menu looking at meal prices, specifically. If prices or prices per unit are unclear, ask the wait staff , or encourage your child to ask the staff. Compare with the price of mommy’s/daddy’s meal.
THE PRESENTATION SLIDE WITH TODAY'S OBJECTIVES: Why You're Doing This
- Teach your child to see that everything we buy (and, this example, every part of the restaurant’s meal) costs money.
- Introduce your child to approximate costs of day-to-day items.
THE FAMILY CONFERENCE CALL: Questions to Talk About Together
- How much is your meal? How much is Mom’s meal? Dad’s meal?
- Whose meal costs the most amount of money? How much more money does it cost? Why does that specific meal cost more than the others?
- Why is a kid’s meal cheaper than a parent’s meal?
- Are there any other items on the menu that are similar prices?
Parents, asking the wait staff to clarify parts of the menu is important for two reasons – 1. It shows your child to care about how you spend your money . 2. It shows your child you don’t know everything and need more information before making a decision.