Resources for Childhood/Teen Years

It’s never too early to teach children about money and saving.  As they grow into late childhood and their teen years, there is more to teach them about finances – earning money, spending it and saving it.  At the Delaware State Treasury, we believe that children who grow up learning financial basics will be fiscally responsible adults contributing to a prosperous society.  The following resources will help start the financial education process.
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Delaware State Treasury’s “Prosperity Pictures” Books

Tips for Saving from Sally & Sammy Savings (2012 Edition)

Fun Financial Pictures to Color (2011 Edition)

These small 4-page coloring books, designed by the Delaware State Treasury, are an excellent way to start teaching young children about spending and saving.



Delaware State Treasury’s “Prosperity Puzzles” Books

Fun Financial Games and Puzzles (2012 Edition)

Fun Financial Games and Puzzles (2011 Edition)

This small 4-page activity book, designed by the Delaware State Treasury, helps older children learn basic financial terms and how math plays a role in understanding money.  It is a great way to learn financial education while having fun at the same time. It’s also fun for adults!


Teaching Your Kids the Value of Money

This section of pages from our partnership with the National Association of State Treasurers, delaware.tomorrowsmoney.org, breaks down basic financial education lessons for parents according to their child’s age.


Youth and Money

This section from mymoney.gov provides a variety of resources and activities for youth of all ages from various U.S. Government agencies.


Federal Reserve Education

The Federal Reserve’s Financial Education section is primarily designed for teachers, but is also a great tool for parents teaching children about money, saving, banks and more.


Junior Achievement Delaware

Empowering young people to own their future economic success, please click the link to learn all about the programs JA offers in Delaware.


Delaware Bank at School

This partnership between the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute/Delaware Money School and the University of Delaware Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship helps create real bank branches for children in their own schools.  This site provides ideas to help parents discuss money with children and tells you how to launch the effort of having Bank at School at your child’s school if they don’t have a branch already.


Delaware Boys & Girls Clubs

These clubs throughout the state of Delaware offer financial education sessions for children that attend their clubs.  For information on a club near you and how to get your child involved, please click the link to visit their site.

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