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This activity is part of Kathy's curriculum for the prevention of math troubles. It has been tested with preschoolers in several states for engagement, fun and effectiveness. "A great activity for young learners and fun for everyone involved" says Sabrina Maltby, teacher of the year, City of Manchester, NH, This activity meets most states' early learning standards and can be used to assess whether preschoolers are ready for kindergarten. It is both a learning activity and an assessment activity. Key skills include counting, symbol recognition, comparing and sorting. The activity is an engaging way for preschoolers (and kindergartners) to practice their fundamental math and money skills in a real world context. Youngsters practice their skills using a real world simulation that has been adapted to their skill level. They simulate going to the Yum Yum Dairy Bar and buy a meal with a limited budget. This activity makes them problem solve in a real world context. It also helps them build nonfiction literacy and social skills. This program has already been used with many ages at libraries in several states. Anyone of any skill set can use this activity to help prevent math phobias in children.