Years Old Is Not Too Young"
was attending an Expo when my husband and I came across
a booth that had several people standing around and listening
to Mr. Barker talking about the points system. There was
several parents present with children some of which where
just as young as our three year old daughter.
talking for a while about the points system, Mr. Barker
gave some of the children points and told them to give
it to their parents for safe keeping. After about 10 minutes
he started playing with the small children by lifting
them into the air. Of course you know what happen next,
they all wanted to "Do It Again!"
He said to my daughter, I cannot do it again you will
need to pay to ride again. She looked confused and then
he said, if you have 100 points I will let you ride it
again. She got really excited and ran to me asking where
is the points I gave you. I could not believe it, what
does she know about points? After all, her dad and I were
just hearing about it for the first time.
told her it is in your backpack. She ran to get it and
then took it to him to pay to ride again. She did not
know the difference between the 20 points she had in here
hand and the 100 points he requested but she did quickly
grasp the concept of using the points to get a priviledge.
I was sold! He said he started with a three year old when
he created the system and the child was able to respond
favorable to the system as well as count and understand
the different currencies.
just had to share this story with everybody. We are pleased
with what the points system is able to do. Thank you from
the bottom of my heart.