This blog post came to us during a visit to the Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome last night.
John is pictured below with the game Allowance at the Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome in Boulder. John has been using the game to improve his money and math skills (identifying different coins and bills, learning about spending and saving money responsibly, and more). John says that learning how many bills or coins he needs to make a purchase has increased his independence and that it’s a good thing to know. While he was showing how the game works (he said it's kind of like Monopoly) he took a bill out of the games box and properly and proudly identified it as a five dollar bill.
In addition to that, as a bonus, John said the game is a fun thing to play. He has taken the task of learning to count money very seriously so if you happen to see John, he'd probably appreciate knowing that his effort is valued.