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Toddler time teaches money skills



Published: Fri, May 17, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Librarian Kathe Orr performed a song to teach children the order of coins according to value - penny, nickel, dime and quarter - at the story time April 24.

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Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Austintown librarian Kathe Orr clapped and sang at the Smart Money story time for 2-and 3-year-olds April 24.

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Neighbors | Natalie Scott.James Conrad crawled in the children's room at the Austintown library while listening to the Smart Money story time April 24.

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Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Austintown librarian Kathe Orr (right) passed out piggy banks with one penny in them to every child at the Smart Money story time April 24.

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Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Tommie Novicky sang "How Much is That Doggie in the Window" at the Smart Money story time for toddlers at the Austintown library April 24.

By Natalie Scott

nscott@vindy.com

Austintown librarian Kathe Orr led a Smart Money story time for 2- and 3-year-olds April 24 in the children’s room. She began by talking about the difference between coins and bills and all of the things you can do with money, including saving it.

She then sang a song about keeping coins in order of value: penny, nickel, dime and quarter.

Orr also read some of the books from the Smart money kit, such as “Money, Money, Honey Bunny!” by Marilyn Sadler, which was about a young rabbit whose family gives her some money and she uses it to buy gifts for all her family and save some, as well.

Orr sang several money-themed songs at the story time, including “How Much is That Doggie in the Window,” and “Ten Little Pennies” to the tune of “Ten Little Indians.”

The story time ended with Orr passing out piggy banks, courtesy of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, and giving each child a penny with which they could start their savings.


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