Kids at Work at the The Junior Preneur Bazaar

PhotobucketLast November 10, Zoe and I visited Tiendesitas to check out Junior Preneur, it’s an extraordinary bazaar promoting entrepreneurship for children and at the same time teaching them the importance of earning their own money.

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Seeing those little ones in their yellow shirt, manning their respective booths transported me back to a chapter in my childhood. I remember having a handful amount of money after Christmas. Instead of shopping for a new clothes or a pair of shoes, I opted to buy a few snacks and candies so I could start my mini “sari-sari” store. To sell the goodies, I hang them on our window so I could easily attract customers. Although it may only sound like a game of an enthusiastic kid, it was selling pretty well and from that mini “sari-sari” store Grandma decided to expand it and thankfully up until now it is still profitable. How I wish there was Junior Preneur during those years.

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Cupcakes, candies, clothing, accessories, toys are just among the numerous goodies the little ones were selling. There was also a program to entertain everyone present in the Bazaar. Zooger and Zooey move like a jagger as they perform while Disney the dog were amazing. (I hope I got their names right).

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My toddler didn’t know what was going on, I guess he is too young (23 months) for this kind of event, and so it was me, the mom who had a blast at the Junior Preneur. The only booth that caught his attention was Zoomanity’s booth.Perhaps it was because of this mini basketball ring.

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Two thumbs up to the event organizers for coming up with this advocacy. It’s about time that we teach our children the value of money and give them a better understanding on how it is earned.  Congratulations for the successful event Junior Preneur! Not only you had stirred the entrepreneurship in children but also my entrepreneurial spirit as well.

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