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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Things We Need: Economics for Preschoolers
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Las cosas que necesitamos. La economía para preescolares
Polish Version: Praktyczne umiejętności czyli: Ekonomika dla przedszkolaków
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Social Science
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: SCIENCE
Goals: 12. Explore concepts and information about the physical, earth, and life sciences.
15. Explore economic systems and human interdependence.
Learning Standards: 12.B. Understand that living things rely on the environment and/or others to live and grow.
15.B. Explore issues of limited resources in the early childhood environment and world.
Benchmarks: 12.B.ECa. Describe and compare basic needs of living things.
15.B.ECa. Understand that some resources and money are limited.