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Parents, Teachers Are You Reading to Kids About Essential Money Habits?

by Team Sammy

Reading is a Great and Life Transfroming Habit!

In the quest to equip children with the tools they need for a successful future, there's one crucial aspect that often gets overlooked: financial literacy. As parents and educators, we diligently teach children their ABCs and 123s, but are we neglecting to instill in them the fundamental principles of managing money wisely? Reading to kids is a cherished activity that fosters imagination and learning, but what if the stories we share could also lay the groundwork for a lifetime of financial well-being? Let's explore 6 ways how integrating discussions about money into storytime, classroom and after school reading programs can be valuable to kids financial health and grow their financial literacy knowledge, habits, and skills!

6 Ways Reading Stories Can Help Grow Kids Financial Literacy

  1. Early Exposure: Introducing money concepts during storytime familiarizes children with financial language and ideas from a young age, making it easier for them to grasp more complex financial concepts later in life.

  2. Behavior Modeling: Story characters facing financial dilemmas provide opportunities for children to observe and learn from their decisions, helping to shape positive money habits and attitudes.

  3. Critical Thinking: Discussing money-related themes encourages children to think critically about financial decisions and their consequences, fostering responsible decision-making skills.

  4. Empowerment: Learning about money empowers children to take control of their financial futures, instilling a sense of confidence and autonomy in managing their finances as they grow older.

  5. Real-World Application: By integrating money discussions into reading programs, children can apply their learning to real-life situations, preparing them to navigate financial challenges they may encounter in adulthood.

  6. Long-Term Financial Health: Equipping children with financial literacy skills early on sets them up for a lifetime of financial success, reducing the likelihood of financial struggles and empowering them to achieve their goals.

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Companion Reads, Listens, and Resources

Sammy's All Star Reader Leader Program

Explore Sammy Rabbit's Money School and discover a curated collection of beloved storybooks on money to supplement Sammy's books and personal finance lessons. You and children will delight in these tales as read by Sammy's All Star Reader Leaders around the world!

  • Krista Cavalieri reads the Berenstain Bears Dollars and Sense!

  • Jaime Bosse reads the book she authored, Milton the Money Savvy Pup

  • Lynn Demmons reads Money, Money, Honey Bunny!

  • Harsimran Chohan reads Lucky the Golden Goose

  • Linda Lipovetsky and son read Isabel's Car Wash

  • Saundra Davis reads Happy Birthday Mali More

  • Ray Hyson reads Tops and Bottoms

  • Tony Steuer reads One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent

  • Dr. Kate Mielitz reads Those Shoes

  • Patty Covarubbias reads The Hard Times Jar!

  • Cameron Rufus reads You Can't Buy a Dinosaur with a Dime!

  • Theresa Carpenter reads The Giving Tree!