Building on "Teaching Kids About Money, Part 1" and "Part 2," the following practical ideas can be considered:


Money games for pre-schoolers to help them learn the worth of money:

Note: children like handling coins. Do so for a short time. Do not do it until they lose interest. And do not do it around littles who put them in their mouths. Older children can play with these cards on a tray or box lid to keep it out of reach of younger siblings.


Money for older kids:


A Few Cautions:

Do not spend more money than you have.


Four Essentials Before Learning About Money:

  1. A sense of one-to-one correspondence.
  2. They can number in order.
  3. As the numbers go up, that means more. Each number stands for a certain amount.
  4. When counting items, the last number is the amount that there are. The total. "1, 2, 3, 4. There are 4."


Three books for Teaching Kids About Money:

  1. Bunny Money, by Rosemary Wells. It is fun, creative, and has play money in it.
  2. I Can Name Bills and Coins, by Rebecca Wingard-Nelson. It has pictures of real money in it.
  3. A Dollar, A Penny, How Much and How Many, by Brian T. Cleary. It has rhymes and fun pictures.