March 2, 2018

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go”.

Dr. Seuss may not have had financial literacy in mind when he wrote this, but learning about money is an important aspect of your child’s education. When it comes to finances, the more your kids know, the more likely they’ll successfully manage their money when they grow up and will truly ‘go places’ as adults.

With March marking both Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day, what better way to begin teaching your kids about financial literacy than by choosing one of these fun books about money and financial literacy to read together? 

If you’re looking for a serving of green eggs and ham (with a side of ‘dough’!), look no further than ‘One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent’. This Dr. Seuss-inspired book features the famous Cat In The Hat, taking a look at money, its history, currencies from around the world, and more. (Ages 4-8)

The familiar literary characters, The Berenstain Bears, feature in a couple of our recommended reads for younger children: ‘Dollars And Sense’ and ‘Trouble With Money’. Both books teach lessons about how to manage money responsibly, including how to save and spend wisely. Both books also feature pages of bonus stickers for more financial fun. (Ages 3-7)

The Coin Counting Book’ is a great teaching tool, offering a helpful introduction to money and currency. It also supports early math skills. Bold illustrations show what each coin looks like and their value relative to other coins. (Ages 6-9)

Another book that combines reading, math, and coins is ‘Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun With Math And Money’. Follow a family of pigs, hunting for enough money to eat out. Readers can solve a range of mathematical problems along the way, such as how much money each pig finds and, later, what the pigs can afford off the menu at The Enchanted Enchilada restaurant. (Ages 5-8).

Lunch Money’ is a fast-paced, humorous novel about budding entrepreneur, Greg Kenton. As Greg fights to save his enterprise, Chunky Comics, from commercial rival, Maura as well as the school principal, Greg learns some important life lessons about friendship, philanthropy, and the true value of money. (Ages 8-12)

At 192 pages long, ‘Money Sense For Kids’ is the most in-depth book on our list of fun books about money to read together. Aimed at slightly older kids, it’s a comprehensive guide to all aspects of money. There are illustrations, diagrams, and activities on most pages, keeping kids engaged as they learn about everything from how banks work, to why you need a Social Security number, and the basics of investing. (Ages 9-12)

For more fun books about money and financial literacy, board games, and other tools to support your child’s financial learning, please visit our Resources pages.

SageVest Kids is the inspiration of Jennifer Myers, Founder and President of SageVest Wealth Management and a single mom of two. SageVest provides personalized wealth management and investment services to individuals throughout DC, NoVA, and MD, with a special focus on families and finances. Please contact us to discuss how we can help you and those you care for connect with your wealth in meaningful ways.

Prepared by SageVest Wealth Management, a personal financial advisor in Northern VA. Copyright 2018.


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