BUSINESS OF THE DAY: Learning at the Car Wash!
Next time you go to get the car washed, share the process with your child.
THE PRESENTATION SLIDE WITH TODAY'S OBJECTIVES: Why You're Doing This
- Help your child see that a car wash is a type of business - we exchange money for their services.
- Discuss the idea of “resources” - and the resources that a car wash uses. Examples include: water, energy, time, soap, etc.
THE FAMILY CONFERENCE CALL: Questions to Talk About Together
- How much does it cost to get the cash washed?
- Why do we have to pay to get the car washed?
- What resources does a car wash use? (Examples include: water, soap, energy if electronic, or human labor if by hand).
- Why do people pay to get their car washed if they could do it themselves?
Parents, if you have older children, consider all washing the car together one weekend. It’s a fun activity and it can help your child see the difference between doing something yourself and paying someone/something else to do the same task. Ask your child which method they prefer – the car wash or washing the car themselves. Then, make a list of which services your family pays for that someone in the family could be responsible for to save the family money .