Monday, January 31, 2011

Children's Book review

Thanks to Kiwi Mummy Blogs, I got a lovely new book for Turbo to read and review in the "Your Money" series called "What is money?".

I've found that this is good age (two years, 9 months) to start introducing the concept of money, although I'm sure you could do that earlier. We coincided the book with the introduction of a piggy bank (well, elephant actually) and Turbo has started saving some coins.

He was immediately interested in the book because of it's lovely colourful illustrations that have lots to look at and discuss. The messages in the book are sound and easy to grasp. The book dicusses how children come to have money (doing chores, birthdays, a treat), saving money, not spending it on the wrong thing, and keeping money safe.


At the end of the book, it explains that there are more important things in life than having money or possessions like playing a game with your dad.

Since receiving it a couple of weeks back, we have read "the money book" several times a day at Turbo's request. And every single night before bedtime, despite my efforts to interest him in another book (because I'M tired of it!!).

In Turbo's eyes (the eyes that matter!), I'd say we have a winner.

If you’d like a copy, click here to purchase from Fishpond http://www.fishpond.co.nz/Books/Childrens/Fiction/Business_Economics/9780750260954/?cf=3&rid=892116951&i=4&keywords=what+is+money



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1 comment:

Kymmie said...

What a fabulous book! I've been wondering what I could do to introduce this to my boys. I'm off to look for that book now! Thanks for the recommendation. xx

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