Thursday, July 1, 2010

Penny Math - Disney from a Kids Point of View

Disney isn’t just all fun and games like most people think it is. It has so much to teach, and you have so much to learn. My first experience in Disney was when I was just three years old. Right then and there I thought it was just made for fun, then I got older and I learned so much more. Some people refuse to think that going to Disney can teach you anything. I do not agree.

Katie's Pressed Pennies

One of the first lessons I learned at Disney was math, because I love penny presses. Each night of our trip I would sit with my mom and get all of my money out and count out two quarters one penny, two quarters one penny, over and over again. I found it fun and I was learning both about patterns, and about money. It was a great young kid lesson because I got a “prize” out of it and that interested me.

Mom bought me a book to keep my pressed pennies in and now I have a collection. My favorites pennies are Alice in Wonderland and Rex from Toy Story. I have seventy pennies, at $.51 each they cost me $35.70 so far. See, my pennies still help me with math even today!

Trick you kids into learning while they’re having fun. There is so much to share. Have them do some work and collect prizes for an educational vacation!

Katie & Cinderella 2002~ Katie is almost eleven now and still lives at home with her family. A real DVC kid, she is a Disney Channel fan and enjoys exploring all things Disney in her own way. She was dazzled by Cinderella on her first trip at age three.


  1. What a great post! I hadn't thought of this until now, but it's absolutely right, and gives me another reason to love going to WDW.
    Cute Cinderella pic too! Memories everyone will have for a lifetime.

  2. Bravo, Katie! What an amazing article with such an important lesson. Learning takes place all throughout life everywhere we go--not just in a schoolroom. However, Disney seems to provide more rich learning opportunities than most other locations. I'm so proud of you for recognizing it and sharing it with us.