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Mother and daughter learning about financial education

Ages 3-7

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Set the stage

It may seem like 3- to 7-year-olds are too young to grasp the concept of money, but introducing kids to simple financial education at an early age can have significant long-term benefits. During this crucial developmental period, there are three key concepts to focus on: 

  1. Recognizing money: Teach them about different coins and bills, what they’re called and how much they’re worth.
  2. Saving money: Help them understand the concept of saving, the value of delayed gratification, and the importance of planning for the future.
  3. Needs vs. wants: Understanding the difference between things they need and things they want will get them in the habit of making thoughtful spending choices later on.  
Younger kids learning about financial education

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Check out these hand-selected websites, books, and more to guide your financial conversations with your child.