Friday, October 28, 2011
Three Cups by Tony Townsley and Mark St. Germain
What a neat idea to write a book which deals with finances-for kids! While that concept might seem boring or "over their heads," it's really not if done the right way. And Three Cups does it wonderfully!
The illustrations are very nicely done, naturally drawing the eye toward them, and the story flows right off the page into the readers mind without being too wordy or complicated. As this book shows, using three cups to set aside savings, giving, and spending money is something anyone can do, whether young or old. Everyone has cups laying around their house and, if you or the kids want to be ambitious, decorating them could even be a fun craft as well as further investment into the project. Being able to see their own funds/allowance each day in a tangible way, should encourage your child toward good habits which will last a lifetime; and what better time to start then now? You're never too young to begin learning valuable lessons and, for parents, this book is a great tool to get them started. I wish I'd had this growing up, as I'm sure it would serve me well as an adult. I look forward to sharing Three Cups with my own daughter and going through the experience of money management together in a fun, approachable, way. Start planning for your child's future by investing in the Three Cups philosophy!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for my honest review.