During National Financial Literacy Month this April, it is the perfect time for parents to begin talking to their children about finances and the value of making good choices. One excellent way to teach children about money is by reading books that instill these messages through storytelling.
As a resource for your library, click here for a list of books by MoneyAndStuff.info you can recommend to patrons of all ages. Also, to encourage libraries to promote financial literacy, the University of Minnesota Extension offers a free webinar (available anytime), titled, “Promote Financial Literacy Month @ Your Library.”
According to Kristen Mastel, Outreach & Instruction Librarian and Minnesota Library Association President 2013, “Reading young children stories with financial concepts and discussing money matters can help children learn about money and become responsible money managers. Reading books and talking with children about resource management topics during the early, formative years is ideal because this is when life habits and skills are developed. In addition, when parents are involved with helping their children learn wise use of financial resources, the parents typically increase their ability to manage their own financial resources.” For more information you can view Kristen Mastel’s blog the KLMLibrarian.