It’s never too early to practice healthy financial habits, and there’s no better place to start than at home! That’s why we’ve compiled this list of financial education resources (geared toward children ages 3-7) to help you get the conversation started. We recommend previewing the content before sharing with a child to ensure it speaks to just-the-right age and comprehension level. Let’s get to it!
Adults: Before your child dives in, take a peek at the content to ensure it’s tailored to their age and understanding. Get ready for a fantastic financial journey!
Reading aloud to or with your child is a great way to spark discussion, enjoy the content at your pace, and reinforce important lessons about saving, spending, and making informed choices. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst - Alexander receives a dollar as a gift and imagines all the things he will buy. However, he soon learns about the realities of money management. Topics highlighted: Spending, saving, and making choices with money
- Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money by Emily Jenkins - Follow along with siblings Pauline and John-John as they set up a lemonade stand in an unconventional season. Topics highlighted: Basic math skills, counting money, the concept of a business venture
- The Go-Around Dollar by Barbara Johnston Adams - Join a dollar bill as it takes an adventure, changing hands multiple times. Topics highlighted: Money’s various uses and the concept of circulation