Healthy, strong family relationships are foundational to young people’s growth, learning, and well-being.
These relationships build strong social and emotional strengths that kids use throughout their lives.
But great family relationships don’t just happen..
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Discovery Family Adventures
where your family can find plenty of opportunities to
The Discovery Family Adventures provide ideas, activities, and experiences to help build strong family relationships.
Our goal is to strengthen family relationships to help kids be and become their best selves
and to support parents in raising happy, successful, resilient kids in an exciting,
but sometimes turbulent and dangerous world.
Choose from the Adventures listed below
(or design your own family adventure!)
Money Smart Kids
Help kids learn about how money works and develop Money Smart habits while helping with grocery shopping
Review the following and choose from the suggestions ways to include your children in grocery shopping to help them develop money smart habits.
There are opportunities all around you to teach your kids to be Money Smart Kids. One of the most obvious is at the local grocery store when doing the family shopping. Here is a fun 'Adventure' to get you started:
- Start at home by including the kids in making the shopping list and setting the budget. Whether you do this based on a weekly menu you have developed as a family, or just making a list of your favorite foods that are getting low, involve the kids in determining what items to buy, and how much to spend on each.
- Once you get to the store let the kids find the items and check them against the budget. If an item costs more than what was budgeted, or you find an item that is on sale, have a conversation about other options (like buying a no-brand equivalent), whether to go ahead with the purchase or take it off the list, and if they choose to spend more on the item than budgeted, determine which item(s) to remove from the list.
The Family Shopping Adventure is also a great time to let kids practice their math. Depending on their age and ability:
- Have the kids add up the individual items on the list to get the budget total
- Have the kids add up the items at the store
- For younger kids the store is a great place to teach addition and subtraction: "If I have 3 cans and I decide to add 2 more, how many will I have?" "If I have 6 apples and I decide to put 3 back, how many will I have left?"
Involving the kids in the family grocery shopping will probably take more time than just doing it yourself, but when you consider all of these benefits it's obvious that it's worth the extra time and effort from time to time:
- spending quality time with the kids
- teaching kids about money
- teaching kids math, reasoning skills, and other key life skills
- involving kids in the planning and shopping process will make it more likely that they will be invested and cooperative with the family meals and processes at home
Take a picture of your family grocery shopping and post it to your social media sites with the hashtags #MoneySmartKids and #MyDiscoveryDestination
by Grocery Shopping
Sponsored by Wattson and My Discovery Destination!
The mission of My Discovery Destination! and the Discovery Family program is to STRENGTHEN FAMILIES and BUILD CHARACTER through providing opportunities for families to enjoy FREE family experiences so they can build strong bonds and CREATE and CAPTURE memories.
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STRENGTHENING FAMILIES and BUILDING CHARACTER.