Have you been trying to think of ways to talk to your child about money? If so, I highly recommend the Money Mammals series by John Lanza. I've previously reviewed two books in the series: Joe the Monkey Learns to Share and Joe the Monkey Saves for a Goal. Both were fantastic and really inspired my three-year-old, Magda, to start her own "3-Jar" system to manage her allowance and birthday money. She now has jars labelled "Spend," "Save," and "Share" (plus a fourth one labelled "Invest" for money that goes right into the bank).
Now the author is pairing up with Cozy Little Book Journal and The Bookish Elf to give you a chance to win a copy of the first book in the series, Joe the Monkey Saves for a Goal!
Use the widget below to enter. Contest runs until Sunday, May 12, 2013 (which is Mother's Day!). Also, continue reading to see pictures of Magda's Spend-Share-Save-Invest jars!
|Magda organizing her allowance into her separate jars|
|Her allowance ($3.00 a week, because she's 3 years old) goes into the piggy bank.Then it is divided up into "Spend," "Save," "Share" and "Invest" jars.|
|Magda decorated the jars with stickers. The "Spend" jar is her favourite (can you tell?)|
This is one of MY bookshelves, by the way, in case you were wondering why my 3-year-old has these books in her collection!