Recess Pocket Money

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Recess Pocket Money

Postby pianolesson86 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:08 pm

Hi parents,

Next year, my boy is going to Primary 1 . I wonder how much pocket money I should give him on recess time. Any idea?

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Re: Recess Pocket Money

Postby afterCbeforeE » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:28 pm

During P1 school's orientation day, (which would probably be at the end of the year) I suppose you may take a look at the canteen and the price list? Else, $2 would be more than enough for 1 recess.

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Re: Recess Pocket Money

Postby slmkhoo » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:33 am

pianolesson86 wrote:Hi parents,

Next year, my boy is going to Primary 1 . I wonder how much pocket money I should give him on recess time. Any idea?

I like to go by need, even for my kids who are in sec school. Check the canteen prices and give him enough to get a decent snack/meal but not so much that he has lots to spend on unnecessary items. Also tell him what you prefer him to avoid. It will be a good time to start a saving habit as well by getting him to set aside something every day.

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Re: Recess Pocket Money

Postby jedamum » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:43 am


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Re: Recess Pocket Money

Postby 12mum » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:03 am

Hm....let me think.

It was $2 for p1. I gave coins so that he was able to count and if he forgot to take the change, it was just a few cents.

Also $2 emergency money in his bag.

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Re: Recess Pocket Money

Postby 3kiddos » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:32 am

I gave my kids $1 for recess in p1 and 2. Enough for food with a little change (can make phone calls), no drinks.

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Re: Recess Pocket Money

Postby msscarlet » Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:39 am

I give about $1.50 and it's sufficient for fried rice etc.

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Re: Recess Pocket Money

Postby zbear » Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:48 am

When my kids were in Lower Primary (esp Primary 1), I always pack snack (bread) + water. They don't buy food from the canteen becos there is not enuf time n they are still too young to manage buying food on their own.

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Re: Recess Pocket Money

Postby BlueBells » Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:12 pm

Enough to eat the most expensive item in the canteen + a "die die" must save amount of 20 cents. And emergency money of $2 in case we forget to give pocket money.

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Re: Recess Pocket Money

Postby S_Mummy » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:49 am

I gave $2 lower primary till P4.

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