# Discover the joy of counting money with this easy story for primary 1 students

## A Fun Story To Help Primary 1 Students Learn About Money

Once upon a time, in the vibrant city of Singapore, there lived a cheerful girl named Lily. Lily was thrilled because her parents had given her some Singapore dollars to learn how to count money.

Lily sat at her little wooden table, surrounded by colourful banknotes. There were different denominations of dollars, from the smallest to the largest. She picked up the first banknote, feeling its crisp texture in her tiny hands. She counted, 'One dollar.'

Next, Lily added another banknote to the pile. She counted again, 'One dollar, two dollars.' She smiled, proud of herself for knowing the next number.

As Lily continued to count, she added more banknotes to her collection. She counted, 'One dollar, two dollars, three dollars, four dollars.' Each time she added a banknote, she said the value out loud.

Lily started to notice something interesting. The banknotes had different numbers written on them. She saw some banknotes with the number '5', others with '10', and even some with '20'. Lily realised that these numbers represented the value of the banknotes.

Curiosity sparked within Lily, and she decided to explore further. She took out a banknote with the number '50' on it and held it up. Lily exclaimed, 'Fifty dollars! That's a big number!' She marvelled at the value and understood that different banknotes had different denominations.

Lily also knew that money was important and needed to be kept safe. She learned from her parents that money was not for play but for buying things she needed or wanted. Lily treated the banknotes with care and kept them in a special wallet her parents had given her.

Lily loved playing with the money and arranging the banknotes in order from the smallest value to the largest. She practised counting them aloud, 'One dollar, two dollars, five dollars, ten dollars, twenty dollars, fifty dollars.' She was amazed at the range of values represented by the banknotes.

One day, Lily's parents took her to a bustling market. There were stalls filled with colourful toys. Lily's eyes sparkled with excitement.

Her parents gave her a small bag and some money. Lily carefully counted the banknotes in her bag to make sure she had enough to buy her favourite toy. She counted, 'Ten dollars, twenty dollars, thirty dollars, forty dollars, fifty dollars.' Lily had fifty dollars in total.

Lily walked up to the toy stall and pointed at the delightful toy she wanted. She handed the money to the friendly vendor. The vendor counted the banknotes and smiled, confirming that Lily had given her the correct amount.

Lily happily carried her new toy, knowing that she had used her counting skills, knowledge of different denominations, and the importance of keeping money safe to make her purchase. From that day on, Lily loved counting money and understanding the value of each banknote.

And so, with each banknote Lily counted and every purchase she made, her understanding of dollars, different denominations, and the importance of money grew. Lily became a clever young girl who could count money confidently and knew the value of keeping it safe.

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