It is no secret that Youngling will be needing all the additional help he can get when it comes to his schooling and what not. I am not the brightest bulb in the pack but I have more enthusiasm for learning than Joseph Swan ever had when inventing said lightbulb! I think that's who invented it :-/
I want to encourage Youngling in every aspect if his life especially in areas that we may be lacking what with being a single parent family. I am trying so hard to save in order to help him with his future endeavours. I always knew it was important to teach him to save especially since I don't want him to end up like me - depending so much on others. That's why even at this early age I am advising him to 'see a penny pick it up and for the rest of the day he'll have good luck'.
So that is why I am totally backing NatWest who are getting saving savvy by encouraging children to save more than they spend. Brilliant idea. I don't want to teach my son to be spoilt. I cannot tell you the amount of times I have said to family and friends 'money does not buy you happiness'. Of course it can definitely help secure your future thats for sure. I have always said I wished people would spend more time with Youngling than just buying him something. Those are the memories you can't replace, for you can always go and buy another toy tomorrow.
NatWest are holding a competition to find the next face of their campaign 'NatWest Pigs by Kids'. The recession has seen the return of the piggy bank and NatWest want you to design a pig which once entered into their online competition HERE could become the pig of Natwest. It's great fun. Anyone can join in but there are a few guidelines to follow though:
Have fun and get creative!
Here are a few pictures of our creative process.
|Crafts courtesy of NatWest|
|Youngling opening all the crafts.|
|Look at the concentration of Youngling moulding the clay.|
|My clay rolling in an attempt to actually make a piggy bank!|
|I had wanted to cover the balloon then once clay had dried pop the balloon.|
(Obviously leaving a slot for the money to go in)
|When the balloon failed we made a piggy bowl for coins and trinkets |
and a mini pig!
|Youngling loved the piggy theme so we cut out pig shapes to colour in.|
|An excellent demonstration of Youngling using his fine motor skills in a grip hold.|
|Few days after the clay had dried we were ready to paint.|
|Again the concentration.....|
|...and the fun :-)|
|An almost complete set of pink pigs.|
|Think this one will be called Dotty as Youngling wanted it to have spots on.|
Very creative my boy ;-)
|A tinsel tailed piglet named Trudy.|
|A very spotty Dotty :-) Younglings favourite - the piggy bowl.|