BOOK REVIEW: Feeding Penny Pig by Jeannine Fox

I have a secret love for childrens’ books, it might have something to do with the fact that I’m a former Kindergarten teacher.

I received a copy of Feeding Penny Pig by Jeannine Fox and my daughter and I have enjoyed reading it together a few times now.

I truly believe that teaching financial responsibility not only needs to start when children are very young, but it also has to be modelled appropriately. If we put buy everything with credit cards and financing, are we truly setting a good example for our children?

This book has encouraged my daughter to ask for her own bank account so that she can save her money. We also sorted through her “money jar” on the weekend in preparation for opening her first bank account.

Not only is it important to teach about saving money, but it is equally important to teach them how to spend it.

This day in age, life is such a rush for everyone and I find not many people pay with cash anymore so to have your child count out their coins at the cash may require some extra patience on a parents’ part (and those behind them in line), but it is crucial to set this foundation. Children need to feel the money leave their hands so that they can gain a true understanding about how spending works.

Anyhow, I highly recommend this book for anyone who is beginning to talk about money with their young child. It would also make a terrific gift along with a piggy bank. Having said this, I believe that the best age for this book would be 3-5 year olds, the perfect age for an introduction to this topic.

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One Response to BOOK REVIEW: Feeding Penny Pig by Jeannine Fox

  1. DARLENE W says:

    I love reading to the grandkids and with this book they learn about saving money

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