Sunday, January 24, 2016

Kindle the Charitable Spirit in Your Child with a Good Giving Book

Today’s fantastic family finance article is:

Charitable Giving Book

Philanthropy should be an integral part of every kid’s money education. Kick off the curriculum with a good book. The folks at A Mighty Girl collected 19 favorites to help kids understand the value of compassion, generosity, and service. The list has two sections:

  1. Why we give: 8 books that explain charity to children. The first 7 cater to kids in the toddler through tween range. The 8th is an outstanding practical guide for parents who seek to raise kids who are grounded, generous, and smart with money: Ron Lieber’s The Opposite of Spoiled.
  2. Taking action: 11 books on donation, volunteering, and community service with selections suitable for toddlers to adults and everything in between.

On your way to the book store (or library or web page) with your child, set the stage by discussing this quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”

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