Resources for Teaching Children Smart Money Skills

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By Molly C. Herndon

The Military Families Learning Network recently hosted a web presentation called Talking to Military Kids About Money. Dr. Kate Fogarty and Anita McKinney, of Florida Extension, shared a wealth of resources for working with children to develop these important skills. If you are interested in viewing the recording of this session and copies of the slides to download, check http://learn.extension.org/events/441 . Online resources shared during the presentation included:

Books for young children include:

  • Alexander, Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst
  • A Bargain For Frances by Russel Hoban
  • A Chair For My Mother by Vera Williams
  • Just Shopping With Mom by Mercer Mayer
  • My First Job by Julia Allen
  • Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
  • Sheep in a Shop by Nancy Shaw
  • Something Good by Robert Munsch
  • The Berenstain Bears & Mama’s New Job by Stan & Jan Berenstain
  • The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble With Money by Stan & Jan Berenstain
  • The Purse by Kathy Caple
  • Tight Times by Barbara Shook Hazen

Books for older children are:

  • All the Money in the World by Charles Robinson
  • Mall Mania by Stuart J. Murphy

What resources do you use in your work with parents and guardians teaching their children smart money skills?

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