Most children understand that their parents work in order to provide for them.
Kids zone provides practical information to encourage your children to view money as a resource that is to be used responsibly.
Children are precious so setting them up well for success is essential. A lot of parents are aware that preparing children for the 11+ examinations can be challenging. Whilst success in this exam and at this stage in a child’s life is a must, limitations which can include employment commitments, health, distance, cost of extra tuition often affect the choices made by parents.
The Pursuing Excellence Series below provide access to practice tests in verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning. For convenience these tests will be emailed to you five days a week (Monday to Friday). Below are some sample questions for you to try before choosing to subscribe.
Numerical reasoning does not actually have a specific meaning. It is used generally to assess a person’s ability to make quick and accurate calculations, interprete data, and make estimations. The types of questions used include arithmetic, decimals, fractions, percentages and ratios to name a few.
These tests are provided to help your children in preparing for the 11plus selection process. They are suitable for nine to twelve year old children. The children may require some level of support from you with their learning.
Verbal reasoning is not only aimed at fluency or vocabulary, it also evaluates the ability to understand and reason with words, letters and numbers. These tests are used to assess your child’s ability to think, analyse and solve problems.
Speed and accuracy are essential elements for success. The key to success is therefore a lot of practice to familiarise your child, having a plan and good time management skills will increase your child’s chances of success.
Most of us will remember our parents telling us that ‘a stitch in time saves nine’. This saying also applies to passing tests. It is therefore prudent to start preparing your children for success in this major test . This series provides them with many opportunities to practice.
Start Smart and Stay Smart!
Children are our future, we need to teach them well. Preparing children to be their best from an early age is something we encourage. The eBooks provided here are typically suitable for children from 7 years to 9 years old. Make time to support them during this crucial stage in their development. There are lots of financial games in the market that you can play with them to build their confidence, increase their awareness and appreciation of money.
Useful Resource for parents:
Building Self Esteem In Children by Dr Joe Robino
Numerical and Verbal Reasoning:
This series of tests is called the Start Smart to Stay Smart. They are in an ebook format and each book has 400 practice questions each. Each type of questions has a sample question to support their learning. These questions have been designed by teachers, trainers and published authors. They are also great value at only £4.99 to download.
Money Making Ideas For Young Ones
Listed below are some ideas for children to make money. These are just ideas and should only be undertaken with the support and permission of parents. Parental supervision is essential. It is essential that all you abide with any regulation governing any business in order to be complaint. Some parents encourage children to undertake these activities after their 11 plus examinations.
Some of the money making ideas for youths undertake are listed below. The list leads to links that provide answers to the ‘How Do I Start’ question you may have. You can simply learn and start earning.
FIRST THINGS FIRST – DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE STARTING
- Ask your parents or guardian for support.
- Do things for family, friends and neighbours first and get feedback.
- Learn the trade from someone in the business, be sure you have the skill and that you are able to deliver the service.
- Get the right tools. Ask your parent’s permission to use those tools beforehand.
- Print some flyers and spread the word about your service.