Trip to the bank
Cobram Bluebird Early Learning Centre’s three-year-old group learnt the ins and outs of banking after visiting Bendigo Bank on Friday.
Bluebird’s Kerry Vitullo had been bringing in a range of different coins from overseas trips to show the group, which sparked an interest in something we all love to have — money.
‘‘Some of them do little chores at home as a way to earn some pocket money to buy things like dolls and lollies, so they are just beginning to learn about money and how to save,’’ she said.
Ms Vitullo said the group occasionally went on excursions to local businesses to help the children learn more about the topic they have been discussing at the centre.
‘‘Next week they’re off to the junior centre for an animal circus show. They enjoy getting out and about and it helps them get ready for four-year-old kinder next year because they do a lot of excursions in that program,’’ she said.
Bendigo Bank’s Lizette Mezenberg said the local branch liked to invite kindergarten groups every year to teach them the basics of banking and to show them how the coin machine works.
‘‘They were all so beautiful and really engaged in what we were showing them, which was great to see,’’ she said.
Money talk: Children display their coins after learning the value of money at Bendigo Bank on Friday.
Learning: Bendigo Bank customer relationship officer Lizette Mezenberg shows the children how to use the coin machine.