Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Three Cups

Three Cups
Written by Mark St. Germain
Illustrated by April Willy

Three Cups is a children's book that helps children learn how to save, spend and be charitable. It really can be as easy as one, two, three. 

Three Cups is based on a true story, and it tells of a young boy getting a gift. The gift includes three cups. His parents had promised this gift would take him on many adventures, yet the young boys wasn't so sure. 

On the boy's fifth birthday, he started receiving an allowance. The three cups that he had been given were to help him choose how to divide his money. He would save, spend, and give to charity. The story goes on to tell about how the boy used his money while he grew up, and then what happened when he had a child of his own.

This book has a sweet story, with some really nice illustrations. My children enjoyed hearing the story told to them (and promptly asked why they didn't get three cups). 

Managing money is something all children need to learn, and they have to learn that spending money isn't their only choice. Teaching children about their money can be as simple as giving children three cups. 

Three Cups includes a helpful parent's guide in the back of the book to help parents teach their children about finances.

Overall, Three Cups helps children see how spending, saving, and giving to charity can all be very fulfilling ways to use money. The lifelong lessons are wonderful for a child to learn early, and Three Cups will only aid in a child's willingness to learn these concepts.

You can purchase Three Cups online for $10 (plus tax, S&H).

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