Talking Cents with Ollie is a new and innovative financial education programme developed here in Ireland. Its main goal is to teach kids aged 7 – 11 about money and how money works. And it is developed to be fun!
Ollie is the wise Owl that offers all of the money wisdom.
Edition 1 of Ollie focuses on the history of money and examines how different people may have very different relationships with money. Some can be positive and others not-so-positive. What’s important is that Ollie leaves it to kids to make up their own minds as to what they think.
Edition 2 looks at the influence of advertisers and how they entice us to spend our cash
Edition 2 of Ollie takes a look at the important issue of Needs and Wants in our day-to-day lives. Ollie defines what Needs are and offers readers some useful examples. Ollie also poses some important questions for kids and challenges them to consider how some everyday influences may impact their money habits. For instance, examples are provided on the impact advertising has on everyday spending habits and how advertisers are experts in getting people (including kids) to spend their money…just to look cool!
It’s never too soon to start learning about how money works and with Ollie, it’s never been so coooooool!