Children learn about money through game at library

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The "Smart Money Picture Bingo" taught children how to recognize different types of money and how to play a couple styles of bingo. Librarian Taylor Cowles showed pictures of money, which matched with pictures on the bingo cards.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Austintown library had a "Smart Money Picture Bingo" program on April 28. The program was one of several "Smart Money" programs throughout the PLYMC in April. At each event, the PLYMC provided piggybanks for the children. Pictured are, from left, Johnathan Martin, Collin Chasko and Norah Chasko.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The "Smart Money Picture Bingo" helped children learn finacial literacy through the fun activity of bingo. They played multiple games and received a treat when they won the game.

By ZACK SHIVELY

zshively@vindy.com

The Austintown library had a “Smart Money Picture Bingo” program on April 28 to teach children to recognize different types of money.

Librarian Taylor Cowles taught the children at the event different ways to play bingo and helped them identify coins and bills. The children got treats for winning the game.

“It prepares them for counting and money recognition,” said Cowles. She drew different pictures that matched with the bingo cards. The pictures had different amounts of money on them, such as “three nickels” and “four $1 bills.”

They played different variations of bingo, including playing across, diagonally and getting the four corners covered. The children had their choice of chocolate, cookies or a drink if they won the game.

The program was one of many “Smart Money” programs throughout the branches of the PLYMC. The programs focused on early work with financial literacy skills. At the end of each of the programs, the PLYMC gave piggybanks to all children at the event.

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