Rais­ing Lit­tle En­trepreneurs

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Kids -

“When we’re at the su­per­mar­ket, my hus­band and I let our kids give the money to the cashier at the check­out line, to help them un­der­stand the con­cept of trade. And at a re­cent event called Kids for Kids, or­gan­ised by Star Learn­ers Child­care Cen­tre, my five-year- old daugh­ter had the chance to man­age a lit­tle store sell­ing bags she’d made. She got cash vouch­ers in ex­change and got to ex­pe­ri­ence run­ning a busi­ness. What made this event most mean­ing­ful was that the prof­its went to­wards sup­port­ing kids from low­in­come fam­i­lies, so my daugh­ter also dis­cov­ered how a busi­ness can help im­por­tant causes.” – Ong Ghim Hui, 34, phys­io­ther­a­pist, and mum to three kids, aged five, three and 11 months “My son earns money by help­ing out with the house­hold chores. I give him a small amount for fold­ing the clothes, for ex­am­ple. We also do busi­ness role- play at home – he’ll pre­tend to be the busi­ness owner and I’ll pre­tend to be his cus­tomer, and we act out trans­ac­tions.” – Loi Ee Von, 29, re­cep­tion­ist, and mum to a sixyear- old son

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