Our Play Space: Mini Economy

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Kids at Switch; a new and unique programme seeks to educate financial literacy to kids aged 5 to 12 by creating a playful mini economy. Instead of learning in a traditional classroom setting, the children learn within a dynamic and encouraging environment that is filled with shopping baskets, pretend shops, banks and other props.

Within this mini economy, students earn play money in a variety of ways and spend it at the class store, class auction, or stores operated by their peers. The children are also able to create jobs, run businesses, pay taxes, buy rental properties and make investments.

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These engaging hands-on play space allows students to encounter, explore, experiment, identify, negotiate, take risks and develop a more holistic understanding of the financial world. Find out more on

Thank you to Jamie of Kids at Switch for sharing such a unique play space with us.

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  1. Thanks for posting this – I LOVE it!
    Had to share:

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