Wednesday, August 03, 2011 Posted by Dina N
The boy gradually learns about money management by allocating his weekly allowance to the cups. One day, his mom takes him to the bank to open his own savings account. When the boy grows up, he takes his money management skills to college and eventually passes on the wisdom of the three cups to his own son.
The story is told simply and the pictures on every other page complement it nicely. The book is recommended for kids aged 4-12. It may help parents begin or build on a discussion about money with their children, whether or not they've already broached the subject. Personally, I started teaching my kids about money as soon as I felt they could understand the concept. We do not have a three-cup system but they do keep some coins in their piggy banks. Three Cups is a book that we enjoyed reading together. I felt it engaged my children and lead to some interesting conversations about saving and charity.
Three Cups can be purchased on www.3cupsbook.com or on Amazon.
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