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Council for Economic Education Financial Fitness for Life Parent Guides (English & Spanish)
Parent Guides are a first-time-ever curriculum developed for parents to begin sharing Financial Fitness for Life® with their children at every grade level. The lessons are simple, with exercises parents can guide or explore as a family. Each subject area provides material for family discussion and an assortment of recommended activities that parents can do together with their kids.

 

Scholastic Making Sense of the Economy Parent Guide
Inspire life-long financial responsibility by teaching your child about how money works.

 

Financial Literacy Books for Parents
Organized by ages, this site suggests books that teach financial literacy skills as well as suggested books for parents.

 

Sesame Street’s Finance for Kids
Each time your young child sees you spend money or use the ATM, she is building an understanding of what money is. You can guide that understanding with simple activities about making good choices; what has value; and spending, sharing, and saving. Over time you'll see that, through everyday conversations and fun activities, you can help your child grow up to make good financial decisions.

 

Parents and Kids and Money
This website will give you tips and tools for teaching money literacy – and help you assess your ability to model good financial habits.

 

Consumer Jungle
Consumer Jungle, a collaboration between the University of Arizona's Take Charge America Institute and the Young Adult Consumer Education Trust provides tweens, teens and young adults with lessons, blogs, games and interactive tools dealing with credit, savings, insurance and more.

 

Practical Money Skills for Life
Visa partnered with consumer advocates, educators and financial institutions to create Practical Money Skills for Life, geared toward consumers and students of all ages. It includes videos, podcasts, articles, calculators and lesson plans intended to teach the essentials of personal finance.

 

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy

 

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
(en español)

 

Finance in the Classroom Parent Resources
Contact:
Kimberly Baumgardner, M.Ed.
Educational Specialist Manager, Family Engagement
(210) 370-5431

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