Review of Munckin Math: Counting Money on DVD10:13 PM
I can remember my little sister struggling to learn her money math when we were kids. With the size and shape of common coins changing more recently, I find it even more difficult to teach my own kids these same concepts. ("Yes, son, there really are that many quarter designs!")
Since my children are admittedly influenced by TV media, we use videos a lot in our homeschool curriculum. When we recently got to try out Munchkin Math: Counting Money on DVD, I was surprised at how interactive and not-at-all annoying this video was. Did it pass our entertainment test? Yes! Did my kids actually get anything out of it? Yes!
Whether you're looking to "raise your child's math I.Q." as mentioned on the website, or you just need an alternative way to get them to pay attention to math, these videos are a great idea. The hostess is friendly, the animations vivid, and the principles sound. With repeated exposure to this DVD, even my youngest kids (ages 2 and 4), were retaining basic money facts! (My 11 year old claimed to have learned a few things, too!)
By visiting the Munchkin Math website, you can preview the videos to get a better idea if they are right for you. (Other titles include "Telling Time" and "Shapes")
*I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Munchkin Math and received a sample DVD to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.