Use things around the house that they already know and love! : My son has a HUGE adoration for his Thomas Trains... he can tell you every single trains name, number and color. When we started working on recognizing numbers and colors, I tried to use posters, games, workbooks, etc that would help him learn to recognize them... all to no avail! One day, we were playing with his trains, and HE asked me what number one of the trains was. Bells went off in my head and I realized that I could cater his natural curiosity about his beloved trains, and still be 'teaching' him to recognize numbers at the same time!
Transitioning from your everyday investor to a true speculator can be a difficult road. There is no magic word that instantly transforms you. It is a task fraught with its own dangers and perils. To be successful at it, you need the right set of tools and the proper mind-set with a healthy dose of desire to make it work.
School administrators are responsible for choosing the type of curriculum taught to children. As long as they are learning, the curriculum is considered effective. Using computer games as a tool is one option available to today's schools.
Once you lay the foundation with a strong trading plan; an understanding of the interrelationship among money management, technical analysis, and risk management; plus a knowledge of the difference between speculation and gambling, you will find that you can have an enjoyable trading experience, whether you are winning or losing.