The American Numismatic Association debuted the Kids Zone, an interactive exhibit designed to teach children about money, with a free opening reception Oct. 6 at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The Kids Zone teaches children about money the way they learn best: by doing and playing. Through fun activities, children can pick up basic and advanced concepts – from how to make change to understanding monetary systems. The exhibits teach children about history, geography, trade, art, world cultures and more.
Children can see items such as tools and beads that have been used as money around the world; see and touch real examples of coins from six continents, then find them on a giant map; design their own coins, and learn about coin and paper money collecting.
The ANA will hold free monthly Kids Zone classes for children ages 4-7. Upcoming classes include “Parts of a Coin” on Oct. 27, “How Coins are Made” on Nov. 17 and “United States Coins” on Dec. 15. A full class schedule is available at www.money.org/KidsZone.