Archive for December, 2012

Money Lessons

It is never too early to learn about money.

If you expect your children to receive gift cards or other types of monetary gifts this holiday season, you may want to use the occasion as a teaching tool.

The American Library Association has created a list of children’s books on the topic of money.

“This list was developed in May 2012 by the Quicklists Consulting Committee of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, in support of the Money as You Grow website, developed by the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability which provides essential and age-appropriate financial lessons that kids need to know.”

The Money as You Grow book list offers age-appropriate reading for years 3-13.  Many of the titles such as the How Economics Works series and Money Madness by David Adler are available at the Newton Free Library.