Sonshine boy can count money both in dollars and cents- separately that is. I decided it was time to teach him how to count both dollars & cents together.
First, i wrote the amount on my Ikea paper. Sidenote: now that Sonshine boy is older and can understand better, i have stop making learning materials for him. Instead, i've been teaching right out of my now favourite Paper i bought from Ikea!
Anyway, i taught to read the amount say, $1.20 i.e. ONE DOLLAR AND TWENTY CENTS. Next, i took out a $2 note and $0.20 cents and showed him that the amount is $1.20. It's pretty easy for Sonshine boy to understand since he already knows how to count money.