Monday, July 6, 2009

Book Review: Helping Kids Understand Money - Three Cups - A Review

I don't know about you, but keeping my kids on track about money seems to always baffle me. How on earth am I supposed to keep track of everything? Well, at least that's what I used to think. Recently, I came across a book called Three Cups. The art on the cover caught my eye. And then the subtitle caught me. "Teaching children how to save, spend and be charitable with money is as easy as one, two, three."

I like easy and I like the sound of three steps. So, I took a read. What I found really threw me. Allow me to begin with the illustration. Reminiscent of Good Dog, Carl and The Polar Express, the artwork in this book has the distinct quality of the timelessness and beauty you would find in a classic.

The book itself is well written, an easy read for parents and kids. The message is powerful. It teaches kids the value of saving, for themselves, for their future and for others(via charity.) The tenets of the book are so simple, any family can practice them and succeed at teaching children the importance of managing money.

In addition, an easy to use parenting guide is included in the back of the book. This book is not just another book. It is a message to parents that they can change the way their children see money over the course of their lives with just a little effort. How wonderful.

Three Cups is beautiful in appearance and in message. At only $10 per copy, I think stocking up for holiday gifts is in order.

Consider this one if you are looking for simple ways to introduce money management for your kids and if you love children's book with classic style and messages.

Check out the book and its illustrations here.

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