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In school they teach us about math, spelling, reading, writing and so much more. But they leave out a lot of the real life stuff like money.
Yes, they teach us how to add it up and subtract it. They do not however, teach our children how to make it or save it or even budget it for that matter.
Now you approach any average adult today and they may get a bit edgy if you mention the word money or budget.
Given that the average adult doesn’t have enough saved for retirement let alone their everyday expenses.
So let’s change that and teach our kids about money with books that make them excited to learn and save.
7 Books that will get your children excited about saving money:
1. Curious George Saves His Pennies
Curious George learns that it takes hard work and time to save up for the perfect toy in Curious George Saves His Pennies. He also learns the downsides of losing his piggy bank.
2. The Berenstain Bears Piggy Bank Blessings
Brother and Sister Bear like to spend, spend, spend and Mama Bear is about to teach them how to save. The Berenstain Bears Piggy Bank Blessing teaches children how to save money.
3. Dr. Suess- One Cent, Two Cent, Old Cent, New Cent: All About Money
You have to love Dr. Seuss and the Cat In The Hat. In One Cent, Two Cent, Old Cent, New Cent the Cat In The Hat teaches us about all forms of currency old and new, barter and simple dollar for dollar goods.
4. It’s Not Fair
I love the ideas behind this book. In It’s Not Fair Roxy has been saving up for a chemistry set but on the way to get the set she helps out some friends in need. Roxy learns about saving money, generosity, choices and what it means to have enough.
5. Financial Peace Junior
Financial Peace Junior is designed to help teach your children about money. There are activities, games and lessons designed to teach children how to spend, save and give.
6. You Can’t Buy A Dinosaur With A Dime
Join Pete on his journey of saving, spending and learning in You Can’t Buy A Dinosaur With A Dime.
7. The Squirrel Manifesto
Just as squirrels store away nuts for the cold winter days, children learn how to save money for the future in The Squirrel Manifesto.
Learning about money doesn’t have to be stressful or hard, it can be fun adventurous and change our way of thinking.
Share one or two of the books above with your children and learn about saving money together. Help shape their financial future.
Have an amazing day,