Parent Toolkit

This Parent Toolkit is designed to give you access to a range of Young Enterprise and Young Money resources suitable for use with children and young people as part of their home-learning. There are some resources suitable for all ages, and others specifically for primary or secondary and older.

  • All Ages
  • Primary
  • Secondary & Post 16
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My Money Week (Ages 4-19)

Note: To sign up to the My Money Week Resource Hub as a parent, please use your child’s school name and address in the Organisation Name and Organisation Address fields on the registration form, and select Parent/Home Educator under Organisation Type.

My Money Week aims to get young people aged 4 – 19 excited and interested in financial matters. It’s a great introduction for anyone who is new to delivering financial education.

There are a whole host of materials from previous My Money Week’s that can be used in the home to prompt discussion and to support practical activities.

Activity Idea: The 2017 resources contain downloadable newspapers which cover a range of money topics. Why not task your child with reviewing the Dr Poundsenpence advice column and see if they agree with the advice being offered or if they would suggest something else?

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Young Money Challenge (Ages 4-16)

Young people will explore how we can save the planet while saving money at the same time. Challenge entries can be submitted via our digital entry form up until Friday 3rd July!

There are three Challenge Packs (for ages 4-7, 7-11 and 11-19) which provide ideas and activities for children to undertake independently or with your support.

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Money Learning at Home

These four activities can be undertaken in the home either with parental support for younger children, or via self-teaching for older pupils.

The activities cover topics such as needs and wants, making choices and planning ahead.

Produced in conjunction with the Building Societies Association, each activity includes full guidance on how to take part in engaging and relevant money activities.

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Learning about Money at Home (Ages 4-19)

These resources support a 90-minute workshop, designed to help families explore money learning in the home, improving both their children’s financial capability and in turn, their own too.

The practitioner notes contain 5 financial topics which provide suggestions on how to include your children in everyday discussions and practical activities  related to money.

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Top Tips for Parents

We are often asked for what our top advice would be to parents – so here are 10 practical tips on how to help your children learn about money at home.

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Fiver from Home (Ages 4-11)

Fiver from Home allows children to imagine what business they could create with just a £5 note.

Using the Fiver from Home workbook and the guiding documents, children will be able to imagine, remotely research, and plan a business that starts with a hypothetical £5, creating a logo and a sales pitch along the way.

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Learning About Money with Your Children (Ages 4-11)

This downloadable leaflet contains creative ideas and activities for parents wishing to teach their children about money.

Children are encouraged to develop a sense of financial responsibility through regular discussion with their parents about money matters and management, for example: coin recognition, going shopping, pocket money, and budgeting for a trip.

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Drip, Drip, Drip (Ages 4-11)

The 8 activities in this resource explore the links between water and money, allowing your child to see the true value of water and the impact that efficient water use can also have on our money.

Activity 5: Reducing Your Water Bill looks at ways in which water usage and cost can be reduced, without impacting on needs.

This real-life learning makes it ideal to complete within the home, with your support. Also, every activity in Drip, Drip, Drip contains homework assignments at the end of the lesson plan.

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Tenner from Home (Ages 11-16)

Tenner from Home allows students to imagine what business they could create with just a £10 note.

Using the Tenner from Home guide and accompanying work sheets, students are able to imagine, remotely research and plan a business that starts with a hypothetical £10, creating a logo and a sales pitch along the way.

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Your Money Matters (Ages 13-19)

The Your Money Matters textbook covers a range of financial education topics relevant to young people aged 13+.

The textbook provides information, activities, case studies and questions which can be undertaken by young people independently or with your support. The accompanying Teacher’s Guide offers further suggestions for using the content and provides the answers to questions posed in the textbook.

 

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Student Loans Decoded (Ages 16+)

This video guide aims to help young people understand the English student finance system and the real impact of higher education on both students’ and parents’ pockets.

The four video chapters can be used in conjunction with the Teacher Guide which contains easy to deliver activities based around discussion and research.

Advisory Service

We run a free Advisory Service for teachers, parents and any one working with children and young people. Get in touch for ideas and advice about home learning activities and resources.

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