EDIT: I'm terribly sorry guys. This was one of my favorite streams yet (I was joined by my son live for some gaming/testing out a new online game) but for whatever reason, the playback isn't generating. The issue has been forwarded to the DLive devs, and will hopefully be resolved soon.
It doesn't take children long to learn, through simple and repeated observation,
that money buys things. Things they want!
Children become familiar with and interested in the concept of money and trade quite naturally. Many love the feeling of being an entrepreneur. Whether that means opening up a lemonade stand, selling pictures, or making a small baseball "toy shop" for their friends.
With an interest in money comes some necessary and practical math, which I have also found most kids are interested in immensely, until public schooling teaches them that it is a chore, and a monotonous subject disconnected from meaning and real life.
Today, my son was asking for some cardboard. He wanted to make a bank. Together, we did just that. In this live chat, I want to talk about money, math, and unschooling, as well as share some new resources that are developing, such as this site where kids can practice math, and which even boasts of adding a Bitcoin incentive capability down the road. Interesting.
While I don't think any incentives are needed to "make learning fun" (God, I hate that puke-worthy bullshit phrase) I am interested in learning more about this new site. My son also holds some crypto in paper wallet form, so he's down like a clown!
Join me in the LIVE CHAT to share your thoughts.
Graham Smith is a Voluntaryist activist, creator, and peaceful parent residing in Niigata City, Japan. Graham runs the "Voluntary Japan" online initiative with a presence here on Steem, as well as DLive and Twitter. (Hit me up so I can stop talking about myself in the third person!)
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