Saturday, August 4, 2012

Financial Fables

I stumbled across a great lesson for 5-10 year olds just posted on the Federal Reserve website. Financial Fables are entertaining stories that combine reading, economics and personal finance into life lessons that feature "money morals."

"Through quick, interactive online tales, students can learn useful financial management skills that will better prepare them for the future. Created for students ranging from preschool to fifth grade, Financial Fables teach students about savings, money management, and how to set short- and long-term financial goals.

All fables feature a “money moral” or lesson to be learned that can be applied to everyday life. During each fable, the main character is presented with a financial dilemma and must use his or her money smarts to solve the problem. The interactive e-book features two modes:

  • The "Read to me" function highlights text while pages are read aloud to younger students. 
  • The "Read by myself" function lets older students read at their own pace. 
Each fable is designed around the concept that it’s never too early to start learning about financial responsibility.

Financial Fables feature enrichment activities and lesson plans that are aligned to national economics and personal finance standards, as well as state reading standards. Interactive features, including activities, coloring books and games, accompany each fable to extend learning at school and at home."

Click here to visit the website and access all of the resource documents.

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