The Job Song
Jobs are what adults do every day, and how they earn their pay.
Kids learn that jobs are what adults do to earn money in this video.
- Talk to kids about the jobs in the video. Ask, “Do you know anyone who has any of those jobs?” and “What other jobs do you know about?”
- Although kids are often asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” they need help understanding that people work hard at their jobs to earn a living. Begin teaching kids about money by pointing out the workers you see in your community. Talk together about how people use the money they earn to buy the things they need and want.
- Kids work too, sometimes for a small allowance. Encourage them to help out with simple routines, such as setting the table before mealtimes.
For Providers: Spending, Sharing, and Saving
Help kids learn the value of money when they spend, share, and save.
Learn how you can answer kids’ questions about money.
V Is for Value
Learn how to explore the meaning of value with children.
Learn the importance of talking about choices with children and how it relates to financial decision-making down the road.
Guest Post: Helping your child’s money skills grow
Learn ways to start your children’s financial futures off strong
Need It or Want It?
Help children understand the difference between needs and wants.
Building Financial Skills in the Classroom
These classroom activities emphasize the key financial concepts of choices, value, and financial literacy skills: spending, saving, and sharing.