So I saw this idea somewhere and stole it. I gave A. three yogurt containers and had him label one "spend," one "give," and one "save." The idea, of course, is that he's supposed to get used to dividing the money he earns in those three ways.
He's excited about the idea of choosing his own charity. What he's retained from our explanations about charities is that there are homeless people, there are people who don't have enough to eat, and there are animals that are endangered. He's a little fuzzy on the details, but who isn't?
So he decorated his "give" container with a homeless alien (can't you tell?), and was a little disappointed to find that there are no charities assisting homeless aliens in returning to their planets of origin. His next idea was to save the crabs. I don't know what his fascination with crabs is about, but it's hung on for a long time. I really do want him to choose his own, but....crabs?
He hasn't figured it all out yet, and by the time he does, who knows? Maybe we'll be collecting money to send some creature back to Mars.