The need to establish economic thinking and a culture of saving in children
Eid is a joy that accompanies the child as soon as he hears the talk of his coming, and the child’s thoughts come to mind how much money I will earn from this Eid and how much I will collect, but he is not aware of the value of the cash what he will earn and how to obtain it, nor is he aware of how to invest this Oath.
Citizens see the importance of educating children about the culture of saving the Eid amounts and investing in a family project and developing their ideas economically.
Abd al-Rahman bin Sarhan al-Saadi says: Parents always seek the happiness of their children, but most of them do not know how to make this joy a profit that benefits the child, and the happiness of children with the amount of Eid is a feeling that can perhaps only be described by the one who touched it, as Eid has moral dimensions and may be the building block of the child’s personality.
Al-Saadi adds that there is a positive and negative side to Eid. The positive aspect lies in the child’s joy and in gradually educating him about the nature of cash and its mechanism of action, as the child, by owning the Eid, can buy things he needs and thereby the meaning of spending. understand, and in this case the child understands the meaning of the value of financial cash and how to own things.
On the negative side, the child is left to spend the Eid on things that are not useful, as he does not realize the value of the cash or the Eid and leads to its poor spending, and this can turn into ‘ an unexplained and useless disaster, such as spending it on fireworks and others.
Al-Saadi believes that parents should follow the child in the Eid payment mechanism, and encourage him to put the money he receives in a “piggy bank” so that he can use it after the holidays for a summer study, or buy special supplies for him, and thus the child will feel the taste to contribute from his money.
- Economic investment
Sarah Bint Saleh Al-Qarniah says: Eid is a beautiful practice passed down through generations to pour joy and happiness into the hearts of children on Eid. Nowadays, it is offered in various forms, mixed with gifts, sweets and cards with Eid greeting prints.
She pointed out that the method of spending it depends on the approach of each family and its orientation to develop the thinking of their children. .
She explained that the moral exchange lies in charity, such as paying an amount of cash or buying certain items and giving them to needy children so that they feel the value of the blessing they possess.
The investment in the economic aspect also lies in the child embarking on a simple project, and not just on the days of Eid, such as buying a carton of ice cream and selling it individually at family level, as time now encourages it. to look for cold things, which improves it to reap profits by selling, which will encourage him to diversify And the development of economic thinking from a young age, just like buying toys in bulk in advance for the child as a support so that the child can sell it to the children on the days of Eid and make good profits while recovering the purchase value and preserving the value of profits, as well as informing the child that whenever he earns profits, he can develop and expand in trade and possess what he wants And we can motivate the child by, for example, contributing a simple meal to feel the happiness of his contribution with his parents.
- Investing in charity
As for Suleiman bin Saif Al-Hasani, he said: The child does not realize the value of the money he has obtained, but is rather happy as soon as he receives the amount of the Eid to buy what he wants, and not realize the thought of spending, saving or investing.
Al-Hasani believes that it is necessary to teach the child to invest the amount in charity, even if it is easy, realizing that there is no shortage of money from charity, and to teach him what the blessing of money is. is what he can spend on, in addition to teaching him to trade by buying some toys or necessities and selling them at the level of family and family children.
Nayef bin Awad Al-Azri pointed this out by saying: Children are happy about the coming of Eid, and their joy increases by acquiring the routine Eidiya of his family and relatives, but with great regret, as soon as they receive the Eid, they quickly spend it without awareness and not interested in the extent of their spending, as it is common for every Eid to go through the same routine, and on Parents the child learns how to save his money and rationalize consumption, in addition to the idea to the child about the basic things that are being spent.
Al-Azri explained that the purchase of toys for the child should be as much as he needs them, emphasizing that consolidating the idea of saving among children from a young age will help them when they grow up, and to planting positive ideas through which the child can invest his Eid, such as picking it up in a safe place, where it is difficult to access or keep it. With one of the parents to save them when needed.
Safwa bint Ahmed Ibrahim Al Balushi said: The Eid represents the joy of Eid with the children as a whole, and it is considered one of the legacies to which we are accustomed. The sellers to whom old and young flock, and buy what toys they choose so that the mechanism of action and its importance is firmly established with them, in addition to reviving the customs, traditions and legacies of our fathers, and saving the rest of the Eid to develop a culture of saving from an early age.
Al Balushi believes that it is necessary to teach the child the participation of parents by buying him a beloved toy or any special thing he wants to own out of his own money, in order to reinforce the feeling of getting something out of his own money and consciously possess. of the value of money.
As for Ali Al-Rajibi, he sees the best way to write names on piggy banks to encourage children to fill them out, in addition to giving the first child who fills the piggy bank a certain price, which in turn is an incentive is for the child to preserve and save his money.