Cultivating entrepreneurship in your toddlers with TinyPreneurs

Young Entrepreneurs

Using a trained TinyPreneurs facilitator, Moolah the pig and fellow peers, this programme is a social activity that supports the child’s desire at this age to learn through cooperative playing and social interaction.

One might think that entrepreneurship is a difficult theme to address with 4 to 6-year-old’s. However, with the approach followed by TinyPreneurs, we might very soon have a lot of very young entrepreneurs!

The TinyPreneurs programme is a unique, innovative, and educational experience for children, as young as 4 years old, as they follow the journey and stories of Moolah, the pig puppet. The programme allows children to explore, understand and embrace the concept of entrepreneurship and money from an early age, as well as showcasing their talent and creativity.

TinyPreneurs was developed by Mr Danie Jacobs, CEO and Founder of Young Entrepreneurs, in collaboration with Ms Schoeme Grobler, who is an experienced puppeteer, who specifically works with small children.

The lessons are in story format and convey important concepts relating to business through entertainment and play. 

Moolah the puppet takes the place of the child, and asks questions or admits confusion around themes of entrepreneurship and money, thereby connecting emotionally and cognitively with the child.

As the child’s flexible thinking and independence develops at this age, TinyPreneurs challenges and assists the child to think about themes of business.

TinyPreneurs classes happening at Young Entrepreneurs

Moola’s stories are followed by activities that challenges the child to apply what Moolah / the child has learned to his or her own life. These activities include imaginary play, craft time, storytelling, puzzles, games, planning tasks, matching, sorting, memory skills etc. Completing these activities leaves the child feeling confident and proud.

Using a trained TinyPreneurs facilitator, Moolah the pig and fellow peers, this programme is a social activity that supports the child’s desire at this age to learn through cooperative playing and social interaction.

Apart from the fun group activities, each child will ultimately learn about business using the freedom of his or her own individual creativity.

The TinyPreneurs classes will be facilitated at the premises of Young Entrepreneurs, 87 Main Road, Walmer on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 14:00 to 14:30, and on a Saturday morning from 09:00 to 09:30.

Some of the topics that will be covered are: What is money?,

Where does money come from?

What money can’t buy?

  • Spend and Save, Mommy pays with her card!,

What is a business?

  • Moolah’s Ice Cream Business.

Each TinyPreneur will also start their own micro business.

For more information about this exceptional unique and innovative extra-mural programme, please contact Ansulene on 083 300 6118 or info.pe@younge.co.za or visit www.younge.co.za today.

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