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For Kids

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FV Library for Parents

Resources when wanting to teach your kids about finances and put them to sleep:

Books for when they still want to read with you (Pre-School & Elementary Age):

Books for when they know it all (Teens & College Aged):

Books for when we realize we don’t know it all (Adults):

Board Games to Promote Financial Literacy in Kids

Board Games:

Resources when wanting to teach your kids about finances and potentially have fun.

Best Game for Teaching Math Skills: Buy It Right

Buy It Right exercises lots of different math skills, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and decimals. The toy money looks very realistic and the game includes a calculator. Kids set their prices and buy and sell items making their way around the board. Buy It Right is intended for 4th through 6th graders but can be tailored to make it easier for younger children.

Best Classic Game: Pay Day

One of the best aspects of the game is that it only takes 15 minutes or so to play a round, a stark contrast to Monopoly’s seemingly endless gameplay. In those 15 minutes, players will earn a paycheck, pay outstanding bills, and have the opportunity to make deals on property and earn money from it (passive income for the win!). Pay Day is designed for ages eight and up and requires two to four players.

Best Game for Ages 5 and Up: The Allowance Game

The earlier you can teach money confidence to kids the better. After a few rounds of The Allowance Game, kids will become familiar with counting money and saving it, too. The board is full of different chores to do to earn cash, so expect the kids to get lots of ideas about doing work around the house. Games can be won in 15 to 30 minutes. Younger kids will get a kick out of this game whereas the older kids might not find it as enjoyable.

Best Game for Teens: Thrive Time for Teens

Thrive Time takes players through different stages of life and money. From being a student with a part-time job to investing and starting a business, players will learn about accumulating debt or being patient and paying with cash. Thrive Time is the teen version of Rich Dad Poor Dad’s Cashflow; however, they are not made by the same company. It also includes a balance sheet that helps players keep track of income and expenses. It is a great game to get you thinking about money and different strategies on how to make it.

Smartphone Apps for Financial Literacy

Online Games & Interactive Apps

Yay! More screen time!

Grades K-5

Peter Pigs Money Counter
In this interactive game, kids practice identifying, counting and saving money while learning fun facts about U.S. currency. After completing the game, players are rewarded with a trip to the virtual store to buy accessories within budget and dress up Peter Pig in fun scenes.

Wise Pockets
Wise Pockets is an interactive money game targeted at kids and parents. It covers the essential topics of income, spending, saving, and credit.

Grades 6-12

Financial Football
Interactive football game that requires players to answer personal finance questions. Lesson plans and other materials by grade level also from Visa.

Financial Soccer
Interactive soccer game that requires players to answer personal finance question. Lesson plans and other materials by grade level also from Visa.

Plan’it Prom App Apple App Store | Google Play Store
To help combat the high cost of prom, Visa’s free app helps teens and parents budget for every prom-related expense.

Stock Market Game
The Stock Market Game is the right tool for you to help your kids build a fundamental understanding of investing while providing them with real world skills practice in math, English Language Arts, economics, social studies, and other subjects.