Everyone wants to equip their children with the tools to succeed in life. Financial knowledge and decision-making skills are essential parts of that toolbox and this book is a great way to start on that path!
Research shows that today’s college students are graduating with more credit card debt than ever before, meaning that many of them are starting their adult years by making unwise decisions that could negatively affect their futures. Countless surveys show that we are failing to provide basic financial education to the next generation.
If you have a child in elementary or middle school, financial independence may seem far away, but in reality, laying the foundation of financial literacy at an early age will help children develop smart money habits that can become the backbone of their relationship with money for the rest of their lives.
The Nickels, Dimes, and Dollars Book creates on opportunity for families to have fun while engaging in conversations and activities that can educate children on money matters and help them gain the knowledge, confidence and attitudes to take charge of their financial futures.
Watering Can Press books are proven tools in helping parents, teachers, and community leaders equip children with inspiration and information that helps them on their path to becoming healthy, confident, independent and strong world citizens.
This book is ideal for use in communities, classrooms, and youth group settings.
(A free Teacher's Guide is available to help teachers maximize the impact of the book.) This book is also great to use in your home with your children.
(A free Parent's Guide is available with ideas for ways parents like you can use the book and the experiences in your everyday life to build your child's foundation for a lifetime of healthy money habits.)
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"Creative, engaging way to teach young and old alike the money basics!"
- Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Magazine
"This book is a gift to children. I'm a staunch supporter for financial literacy so that children enter the real world prepared to make knowledgeable decisions."
- Muriel Siebert, First Woman to Hold a Seat on The New York Stock Exchange
"This is a book for homes, schools and communities. It integrates financial information with character-building concepts such as wants versus needs, prioritizing, and using money to build a meaningful life. It is an important read."
- Andrew H. Tisch, Co-Chair of the Board, Loews Corporation
"The Nickels, Dimes, and Dollars Book is valuable, informative, and refreshingly fun as it enrolls children in learning smart, balanced, and healthy money habits."
- Zanne Newman, M.Ed., Third Grade Teacher and Mom
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