Teaching Kids About Money: Books and Games

 Cash, Cars and College - Janine Bolon
Written to teens.  I found this to be the best money book out there written specifically for youth.  It was not too complicated, over my head, or overwhelming.  Great principles!

The Entitlement Trap - Richard and Linda Eyre
Great book!  If you've read their other stuff there's not a whole lot of new in this one.  But if you haven't read anything of theirs this would be a great one to start with!  They teach parents how to give their children ownership.  Excellent!

Classics that teach about work & money
Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
Summer of the Monkeys - Wilson Rawls
Farmer Boy - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Johnny Tremain - Esther Forbes
Junior Discovers Work – Dave Ramsey
Money Madness – David A. Adler
Once Upon a Company – Wendy Halperin
Alexander who was Rich Last Saturday - Judith Viorst

Classics about Giving
The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein
Winnie the Pooh series – A.A. Milne
A Simple Path – Mother Teresa
The Story of Clara Barton – Zachary Kent
Volunteering: 101 Ways you can Improve the World and Your Life – Douglas M. Lawson
The Family Under the Bridge – Natalie Carlson
100 Dresses – Eleanor Estes
The Gift of the Magi – O. Henry

Games to Play with your Children
MoneyWise for Kids
Monopoly (of course!)
Pay Day
Power Grid (supply and demand!)
The Game of Life
Puerto Rico

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  1. I would add "Carry On, Mr. Bowditch" to the list of books about work and money. I love that book!

  2. Thanks, Josh! I totally meant to put that one on the list. I love it too!


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