Money as You Grow

Children learn about money from talking to adults and watching how others spend, save, share, and borrow money. UW-Madison Division of Extension has created these Parent Guides for popular children’s book about money. The guides provide discussion questions to talk about as you read the book with a young child. There are also fun activities to do at home, at the store, or in the community that will help to revisit the positive money lessons learned in the book. Click on the book title below to view or download a copy of the parent guide.

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If you have additional questions about these UW-Madison Division of Extension Money as You Grow” materials or talking with young children about money, please get in touch with a UW-Madison Division of Extension educator in your community.

Deena's Lucky Penny logo
Ella earns her money logo
Follow the money logo
Jenny found a penny logo
Just saving money logo
Make money lemonade stand
tops and bottoms logo
You can't buy a dinosaur with a dime logo
The Community Garden
Give It Logo
CFPB website logo

Additional Resources

Watch our Money As You Grow Series on YouTube and view the Money As You Grow guides from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

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