Ready to become a money genius? The adventure begins at home with these resources for young explorers aged 8-12, carefully curated to spark meaningful conversations.
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!
Websites and Apps
Sorting through the countless websites dedicated to financial education can be a little overwhelming. (OK, maybe a lot overwhelming.) That’s why we’ve done the research and handpicked a selection of our favorites. These resources cater to different learning levels and go the extra mile by incorporating engaging multimedia elements like videos, animations, and interactive charts. Take a look:
- EconEdLink - Created by the Council for Economic Education, this site features a variety of games, simulations, and activities to teach personal finance and economics. We especially recommend The Perfect Pet! Topics highlighted: Decision-making, economics, goods and services
- Money as You Grow - This Consumer Financial Protection Bureau site offers age-appropriate resources and topics to start engaging money conversations with your child. Topics highlighted: Saving and goal setting, spending wisely
- The Game of Life - This app-based version of the classic board game incorporates heaps of foundational financial concepts for a fun, new spin (there’s plenty of non-financial fun along the way as well). This version is designed especially for tablets and is free to download (but does offer in-app purchases). Topics highlighted: Budgeting, decision-making