What better way to teach kids about the value of money?!
Larson, Jennifer S.
What is Money, Anyway?: Why Dollars and Coins Have Value.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.
Larson introduces young children to all aspects of money in this wonderfully presented title, What is Money, Anyway?: Why Dollars and Coins Have Value. Children will quickly learn that:
- money comes in different forms depending on your culture
- American money is made up of coins and bills, all of which have a unique value
- dollars are equivalent to some amount of coins
- coins are made by the U.S. Mint
- bills are made at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing
- money wears out and is replaced in some way (shredding and remaking, or being melted)
- money helps people "trade" for things we need (goods and services)
- Check out the U.S. Mint website for fun games and activities for children.
- If you are a parent or teacher, the U.S. Mint website also has a link complete with lesson plans, class activities, coin programs, and financial literacy, among other topics! You can find that link here!
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