Tuesday, 10 November 2015

M is for Money Written and Created by Teresa Cascioli ~ #2015ChristmasGiftGuide #Review #MisforMoney

Growing up in an Asian family is so much different than a Western family.  I never had an allowance but I had gift money.  I also knew the value of money very early in life.  I knew money was tight and I even assisted my mom to pay the water, phone, electricity and tax bill when my mom showed me how to write a cheque.  She even told me where to drop it off,  So when I moved out, I knew what to expect.  I also know about money when my brother and I also took turns getting milk at the corner store with cash. Back in the 80s we used cash all the time.  I didn't learn about debit cards and credit cards until later.
M is for Money
I have a 8 year old daughter who has no concept of money.  It is much different now since I barely use cash except to pay for the babysitter and school charity events.
I was looking for some books that could help me teach my daughter about money and it was like someone was watching out for me.  I received the first 3 books of the series called M is for Money that could help me provide for some tips and ideas teaching my kids about money.
The first book is called "The Little Piggy Bank" which starts at the beginning explaining each type of money.  From five cents to $10 bills.  Yes, this does not mentioned pennies since it no longer exists.  This book also introduces the two young twins named Tessa and Benji.  Tessa is also the writer and publisher of this book series.  The twins would discover money by helping their dad with chores and receiving some birthday money.
The second book is called "The Little Lemonade Stand" where Tessa and Benji would sell Lemonade to their neighbours.  In this book they would discover they would get money by providing a service or a product.   They would also learn that it is not easy to get money.  Money comes from hard work, in this case, sweating from sitting in the hot sun.
The third book is called "The Little Trip to the Bank" where Tessa and Benji opens their very own bank account and deposit the money they received from Book 1 and Book 2.
Each book can be read alone but it is better to start from the beginning.  The books are easy to read so my oldest could read it too.  The first three books already have provided me some great idea I could work with my daughter.  These books are great start of teaching my daughter about money.  If you also have problems teaching your child the concept of money this book series is a great idea to read with your child or even give it as a gift.
M is for Money follows the financial adventures of twins, Tessa and Benji, as they learn about basic money concepts in a fun and creative way.  The books are aimed at children ages 5 through 9.  The M is for Money book series helps parents and teachers being hte conversations about moey early so that they establish a solid foundation for a child's financial success in the future.

The books and eBooks are well as fun merchandise can be downloaded at www.misformoney.ca.  Book 1 to 3 are available now at Chapters and soon will be at Mastermind Toys.  Book 4 to 6 will be release later this year.  Book 7 to 9 will be out early next year.
For more information, visit www.misformoney.ca
*Disclosure - The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

13 comments:

  1. This would be great for my little guy. He's so interested in money. :)

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  2. A great way to teach children the value of money.

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  3. This would be perfect for my grandchildren! Thanks so much!

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  4. I also grew up in a South Asian, immigrant family and money was tight; an allowance was an alien or "western" concept. My parents would laugh or joke about it, we were just expected to contribute to the family (whether through chores, etc.). We did get gift money for birthdays, special holidays or occasions and we either saved it or helped our parents with it. My boys have no concept of money, none and its upsetting! Thank you for the review and recommendation... They are a little beyond the books' age group, but I know my nieces/nephews will benefit from this.

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  5. It's always good to give children an idea of what money is, otherwise they just think you have to go to the ATM to get more - I've heard that often enough from parents. Start young and they'll soon learn that it doesn't grow on trees and has to be worked for. These books sound like they would make a good base for that.

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  6. These are great and up to date. Money is a very important matter to teach children. We live in such a material world, the younger we can start teaching them, the better.

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  7. These books are a good idea. I always had an allowance as a child, and paid for some of my own clothes when I got to teen years.

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  8. I always had a allowance as a child, and so did my boys. They would save for what they wanted, one would save a then buy the other just liked to save.

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  9. What great ideas for children to buy their parents or siblings little gifts for Christmas.

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  10. Great way to reiterate the value of money with earning and saving
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  11. These books sound like a great introduction for children learning the value of earning and saving money, which are really important skills.

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  12. These would be great gifts for my nieces in a few years.

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  13. Teaching children about money is so important. Thank you for providing information about some books useful for that purpose.

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