Book Review: Finance for Kidz, The Series


Finance For Kidz: Wants & NeedsI had the pleasure of sharing this next review book, Finance for Kidz, Volume 1 – Wants and Needs (pub. Jan 2010), with my child’s class. This book is intended for children ages 5 through 8. So, a class of five and six year olds worked out well.

Finance for Kidz teaches financial concepts to children through stories that depict a child’s everyday experience. It includes an interactive activity that enforces the lesson and prompts discussion between a parent and child or in my case several children.

The children truly enjoyed the story and instantly related to the Zrugal family. Most of them felt like the Zrugal family lived down the street. The illustrations were colorful but some of the children, who are known visual learners, expected more detail in the pictures that would aid in telling the story. But that didn’t stop them from enjoying this story. Their excitement doubled as we went through the interactive activity. In this volume, the children had to determine whether or not items such as ice cream, drinking water or movies were a want or a need. It was a lot of fun and the activity extended beyond the book.

The author, Dr. Prakash L. Dheeriya did an excellent job transforming adult financial concepts into daily lessons for children. It was well written and relatable.

As a former volunteer teacher for Junior Achievement , the concept of teaching financial literacy is one that I always support. Dr. Dheeriya makes it easy for parents that may not know how to incorporate financial literacy into the process of raising children.

Finance for Kidz is not just a book. It’s a 20-volume series that will educate, entertain, and help parents give their child a foundation in finance for life.

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24 May, 2010     Ashley     book review, Dr Prakash Dheeriya, Finance for Kidz

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