Interactive games help teach youngsters the basics of finance in a fun way.
We were thrilled to open a new bank exhibit in early August, powered by PNC Grow Up Great, to help children learn pre-math skills, problem solving and critical thinking.
The exhibit is funded by a $10,000 grant from the PNC Foundation in support of PNC Grow Up Great, a $350 million bilingual, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.
The exhibit features interactive games such as Money Memory, Change it Up Savings, and an abacus to help pre-K children learn to count.
“The bank exhibit gives parents an opportunity to discuss spending and saving with their young ,” said Ainslie Brosig, Executive Director of the expERIEnce Children’s Museum. “Parents can then introduce their children to the concept of financial literacy as soon as they learn to count.”
“It’s never too early to start teaching children the math and financial skills they will need later in life,” said James Stevenson, PNC Regional President of Northwestern Pennsylvania. “We’re excited to help the museum embark on that mission through the new bank exhibit.”
Since its beginning in 2004, PNC Grow Up Great has served over 4 million children and provided $137 million in grants to organizations that support early childhood education.