Reading aloud to kids is important, especially about money. Stories are one of the best strategies to communicate and engage young kids on personal finance. They are particularly effective when it comes to what many consider a dull and daunting topic.
Marine veteran, dad, and financial education advocate Nick Bradfield has successfully completed the task twice for his son’s classes. He did it first with kindergartners. He provided them with a stirring rendition of It’s a Habit, Sammy Rabbit. And this morning, he did it again with first graders at Davis Drive Elementary School. This time he read them Sammy’s Big Dream!
Nick followed the reading with a discussion on big dreams and an activity where students were able to write down and draw pictures of a goal they have and how they plan to achieve it.
He also had the added bonus of his mother attend the Dream Big Financial Education experience. According to Nick this made it easier for him to share with students an additonal tip, that it is very important to surround yourself with positive people who believe in you.
Way to go Nick! Thank you for your leadership and inspiring all of us!
Checkout Sammy’s Big Dream!
1 storybook. 16 conversations and lessons on great money habits!
“In order to save more, I chose not to buy some of my favorite things, like ice cream, candy, and
baseball caps. Keep saving! I told myself…”