“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” “Maya Angelou”

Generation Z kids and money – their thoughts revealed

Celebrating Thrift Day every 31st of October worldwide is a nice way to rethink and evaluate the ways little kids have to follow in order to save money. When I discuss with my Greek students on pocket money issue, they usually refer to their grandparents as their resort to get money in a form of gift or borrowed money after receiving good grades or being helpful to them.

Pocket money is important for kids around the globe and a lot of them don’t even get the chance to get some money on the contrary they work for nothing to support their families. Whatever the situation every kid experiences and the country’s mentality, kids need to know the importance of economising for a rainy day and have their own budget from a young age so they become more aware of the meaning of saving money and not being reckless spenders when they grow up. Money is nothing some say but others belive money is everything. Whta I remind to my students is that money come and go and change hands all the time, what counts in your life is to use your mind efficiently and money so you enjoy life to the most!

Checking on the following website you can trace info on coins, free educational games and enrich your students’ minds about money with a great lesson plan.

https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids/coins-life/parts-of-a-coin

Till next Rock Post, get to know all the facts about coins, designs and much more, along with good books on the importance of saving!

In this witty, wise picture book, Boelts presents a kid’s-eye view of a consumer fad that rages through school at gale force.” — BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S BOOKS (starred review)

All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes, the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. Though Jeremy’s grandma says they don’t have room for “want,” just “need,” when his old shoes fall apart at school, he is more determined than ever to have those shoes, even a thrift-shop pair that are much too small. But sore feet aren’t much fun, and Jeremy soon sees that the things he has — warm boots, a loving grandma, and the chance to help a friend — are worth more than the things he wants.

A coin is a piece of history you can hold in your hand!

Coins are mostly round, made of metal, and have different values. They come in many different sizes, and some have historical faces on them, or animals, or even buildings.

Lots and Lots of Coins is full of fun facts and insights about the history of coins and the money we use today. You’ll never look at your piggy bank the same way again!

Learn how moneylending grew into today’s banking industry, and how credit allows us to spend money we don’t even have.This series takes readers (Ages 8-12) on a historical journey, examining how people coped in the past and how they developed ingenious ways to make life safer and less unpleasant. Each book features full-color cartoon-style illustrations and hilarious speech bubbles to heighten interest, making the series attractive even to reluctant readers.None of us has as much money as we would like, but imagine if money didn’t exist at all. How would we buy the things we need, or sell the things we don’t need? Who would decide whether a basket of fruit is worth the same as a hunting spear? Many things have been used as money, from live animals through cowrie shells to plastic cards.

Teach your kids the basics about finances. There’s no such thing as too early when it comes to these things. Properly seal the deal about money and how to value them and other possessions by introducing this book – Everything a Kid Needs to Know About Money. Your children are going to grow up responsibly when you get them a copy now.

Five-year-old Sebastian Martinez—with the help of his older brother, Brandon—turns his love for socks into a business that not only makes wacky socks, but also enables the duo to finally revamp the school dress code. Follow along as the brothers become Little Launchers! “Sebastian Creates a Sock Company” is the story of Are Your Kidding?, a sock company founded by kid entrepreneur Sebastian Martinez and brother Brandon Martinez. The Little Launchers book series showcases the true stories of real kid entrepreneurs who have started and continue to manage real businesses. The goal of the series is to inspire children everywhere to think creatively and solve the problems they see around them.

This book, about Sebastian Martinez, is one of four in the series!

ADVANCE PRAISE“Sebastian’s entrepreneurial enthusiasm is contagious, and this is the remarkable story of his success. Any parent who wants to instill in their children the value of hard work and a can-do attitude should give the gift of this wonderful real-life story.”— Congressman Carlos Curbelo, Florida Representative, U.S. House of Representatives

“This true story of Sebastian and his sock company embodies the power of entrepreneurship – it allows anyone to turn problems into opportunities with hard work and the support of those around them. Stories like this, and the Little Launchers series, can empower kids everywhere to embrace what makes them unique to help others, while allowing parents to see the impact they can have on their kids’ confidence through supporting them to take action on their ideas.”— Laurie Stach, Founder and Executive Director, MIT Launch Program

“The Little Launchers series challenges adults, as well as kids, to respect the power of young minds. Sebastian’s story, and his mother’s guidance throughout the founding process, give parents a model for encouraging entrepreneurial traits and creativity. Every young kid should have exposure to this kind of problem-solving adventure.”— Jeff Bussgang, General Partner, Flybridge Capital and Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School.

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