We’ve had a lot of discussions about money in our household lately. I’ve been sort of consistent about giving an allowance lately to my kids, and on top of that my 13-year-old daughter has recently started earning some of her own money babysitting and pet sitting.
The way we handle and think about money is something that is critical, but I think we aren’t often intentional about teaching our kids to handle it responsibly.
Three Cups is a picture book that introduces one child to the “adventure” that comes with saving and spending money. On a boy’s 5th birthday, his parents give him 3 cups and an envelope of money with the promise of a weekly allowance to follow. He learns about spending and saving and giving by allocating money to each cup.
I think that picture books can help reinforce what we are already teaching. They can also help us address topics we might be putting off, like money matters.
Three Cups is published by Thomas Nelson, a Christian publishing house, but church is not even mentioned (The “giving” that the boy did was to the canned food drive at his school), so I think that this book is 100% appropriate for anyone who wants to encourage their kids to experience the adventure of saving, spending, and giving.
Perhaps you can think of a child in your life who might like to start the adventure of
Three Cups. This book and three cups (or other special containers) might make a great holiday gift!
The giveaway has closed.
The publisher has offered a giveaway copy to one of you (U.S. and Canadian shipping addresses are eligible!). Just leave a comment if you’d like to win. We’ll announce the winner in our Wednesday giveaway post on December 7.
Jennifer Donovan is always thankful for her husband’s good financial sense and practice. She hopes that they can instill that in their children. She blogs at Snapshot.
Three cups sounds like a great book! Thank you for the giveaway!
You don’t know how often I get a request for picture books on finance while working the children’s reference desk at my library. This sounds excellent.
Annette W says
I’ve heard great things about this book…and with a 5 year old, I think it’s time for our own Three Cups!
You won, Annette. Please send me your shipping info.
Just the cover of this book is very
interesting! I have two sons and would
love to share this book and its’ meaning
Many thanks, Cindi
the cul-de-sac says
We are working on these issues with our five-year-old now. I’d love to read this book. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!
This looks like the perfect book to get my 7yr old and almost 4yr to understand and appreciate the value of money and how it should be spent. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of this book. Regards, Michelle
What a perfect book for one of my grandsons. I hope I win. Thank you for introducing us to these good books!
Beth C says
I’d love to have this book. Thanks for the chance!!
Ages ago, a local savings and loan allowed children to open an account with I think a quarter and make weekly deposits as small as a nickle. The book keeping must have been a nightmare, precomputer, but it was an invaluable lesson for children and a great public service.
I need this book !!
Thank you for this giveaway!
Would like to win this book.
Darshana Khiani says
great concept for a book. will have to check it out or maybe win it.
This book sounds like a great way to teach children to manage money.
Tammy Gordon says
Would love to win this!
Jessica T says
I’d love this for my kids!
I would love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway!
Our son would benefit from this book!
Rica berg says
Love to win a copy!
this book looks perfect
My children would like to hear this story I’m sure.
Angela E. says
Would be great to win!
please enter me. thank you
Would like this one for sure.
Sandra Stiles says
Although my children are grown it is never too late to start with my grandkids! Thanks for the opportunity.
Great giveaway, thanks!
This looks very practical.
Melissa P. says
This book sound terrific. Definitely worth adding to our collection of books.