The best things in life may be free… but most things still cost money! Buying a favourite toy, going to the movies and eating food all costs money. Children may not understand the concept of money in terms of cost and what is considered good value, but most of them know that money is needed to buy things they want.
Recognizing and counting money are skills required in one of the basic functional concepts that they will use during the course of their life - money skills! Money not only gives them access to things they want to purchase but also builds a foundation for understanding vital numeration such as counting, decimals and percentage.