New Exhibit Teaches Number Skills and Banking at Children’s Museum of Richmond

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    Families enjoyed the grand opening of the bank exhibit in the Richmond branch of CMoR. Another branch opened at the Chesterfield CMoR. George Kite (center), CFO with Call Federal, was on hand for customer service.

    There’s a new bank in town – and early reports indicate that kids (yes, kids) love it!

    Presented by Call Federal, the bank exhibit at Children’s Museum of Richmond focuses on financial literacy in a playful environment offering children hands-on learning opportunities.

    The Bank exhibits allow young visitors to encounter familiar spaces, including an ATM and air tube deposit system, in a child-sized, hands-on environment. These features expand a child’s conception of a bank, while providing additional counting and sorting opportunities and encouraging activities that develop fine and gross motor skills.

    “Call Federal is committed to improving the financial lives of Richmond families and where better to start than with our children? These exhibits give kids a wonderful introduction to money and provide parents resources to share the value of financial responsibility. It brings us great joy to continue our association with the Children’s Museum of Richmond through these new ‘branches’” says Roger Ball, president & CEO of Call Federal Credit Union.

    Children and their families will have the opportunity to practice counting and make decisions about saving versus spending. The exhibit will teach and encourage basic math and problem-solving skills, and will help to promote financial awareness.

    “We are thrilled to have a partner like Call Federal supporting family-centered learning and offering financial literacy programming to families who visit the Children’s Museum of Richmond,” says Shannon Venable, president & CEO of the Children’s Museum of Richmond. Research supports that, when children learn through play, they develop problem-solving skills and learn how to explore different options. Saving and understanding the difference between wants and needs is a key element of the exhibit providing learning opportunities engaging both children and their families.”