"Mom, how much for a book?"
"2 pennies and a nickel."
She then proceeds to give me (reluctantly) the correct coins (which I then have to promptly give back to her).
Obviously this child-directed learning is math related on many levels. Sorting (which is an important preschool math skill), compare and contrast, numerals and denominations, money (duh) etc.
|Mommy: "What do you want to buy with all your money?"|
Adrianna: "I know!!! MORE money!"
ah, our little investor.