It is never too early to teach your kids about saving money. In fact, this is a lesson I want my kids to learn as early as possible. We started savings accounts for Rylie and Bryce just after Bryce was born, and we put money in their accounts every week, as well as any checks they get for their birthdays or other holidays. The only problem with that is the fact that they don't really understand it since there is no money for them to see. Now that we have Big Belly Banks, they can see and touch their money, and see their banks saving it for them!
Big Belly Banks are handcrafted, American made wooden coin banks for children. These aren't your every day piggy banks. They are way more than that! These banks have a patented coin track that "eat your money" and they come in several fun animals like penguins and dinosaurs, pretty flowers and even sports themes! These fun and educational banks are even personalized with your child's name!
Big Belly Banks were invented by John Chestnut for his five children. He thought they were so cool that he took them to a craft show and sold almost 1,000 of them in one weekend! He and his wife have now sold over 700,000 of these unique banks!
We received Big Belly Banks in a Gator and Pink Cat for review. The kids were so excited to see them as we took them out of the box! Rylie was even more excited when she saw their names on the banks.
At first the kids carried the banks around like they were their new best friends. Rylie has a piggy bank and knows the basic concept of putting money in her bank, so she was very anxious for Daddy to get her some money to feed to her Pink Cat.
Bryce caught on very quickly and started putting the money in his bank as soon as he was given some coins. He was very curious as to where the money went and tried to figure out how to get it out. Rylie then explained to him that the gator saves it for him in his belly.
Here are a couple of cute videos to see the banks in action...
As you can see, the kids LOVE their Big Belly Banks! Of course Bryce doesn't fully understand the concept of saving, but since saving money in these great personalized children's banks is so much fun, he will definitely learn this lesson as he gets older. Rylie does understand the concept of saving for later, and as she gets older and understands the value of money, she will be happy she let her pink cat save her money for her!
I am very happy with our Big Belly Banks. They are put together well and are very durable. The quality is excellent! All materials used in the banks are certified to exceed all US safety regulations, which is very important to me.
These banks would make a great gift for a child of any age! The next time you are looking for a unique gift for a child in your life, make sure you check out Big Belly Banks!
Big Belly Banks are available in 20" or 23" inch animals and themes, for $39.95 and $49.95. Personalization with your child's name is free! Shipping is $11.95 per box, and up to 3 banks can be shipped in a box.
I review a lot of products here at The Life of Rylie...and Bryce too!, but this is one of those products that has really WOWED me. I highly recommend Big Belly Banks!
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