Teaching children how to save, spend, and be charitable can be as simple as 1, 2, 3!!! Three Cups is a delightful book! It is beautifully illustrated, and shares the heartwarming tale of a young boy (based on a true story), who learns how to manage his personal finances and reaps small and then great rewards from doing so. The three cups represented in the book are a "Give Cup", a "Save Cup", and a "Spend Cup". I loooove that they have included the "Give Cup", because it is so important to be teaching our children at a young age the importance of giving. At our house we have a weekly allowance that can be earned, and then extra opportunities to earn money as well. I have been so inconsistent in this area, and many times I have let my children go and spend it without even thinking of the importance, even at this young age, of teaching the bigger picture of financial responsibility. I loved teaching this lesson to my children by first reading the story, and then putting in to practice what we had learned by creating 3 cups (jelly jars :)) for each child. It is really so simple!
Three Cups by Tony Townsley and Mark St. Germain
*ages 4-8 *Great lesson to share with your kids to initiate the “Spend, Save & Give” principal in 2012 * A fun way for parents to teach children about the value of responsibility, generosity and the joy of reaching one’s goals *Includes a guide for parents to help kids get started on saving!
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