Money Storytime – Revised
Even preschoolers have some concept of money – parents use money to buy food, toys, etc. Share these books on money, and share some simple activities such as coin rubbings, seen here: Exploring Money in Pre-K - PreKinders.
Brisson, Pat. Benny’s Pennies. Benny wants to buy each family member a nice gift using his five pennies.
Dean, Kim. Pete the Cat Saves Up. In this easy reader, Pete the Cat does odd jobs to earn money for a special toy.
Derby, Sally. Sunday Shopping. A young Black girl and her grandmother play a game using play money to go shopping, looking at ads in the newspaper.
Hoffman, Mark. Dirt Cheap. Birdie earns money for a new soccer ball by selling bags of topsoil.
John, Daymond. Little Daymond Learns to Earn. A young Black boy learns to earn, save, and invest money.
London, Jonathan. Froggy’s Lemonade Stand. Froggy tries to earn money on a hot day by selling lemonade.
McLeod, Cinders. Give It! A bunny uses his allowance to help others.
Medina, Meg. Tia Isa Wants a Car. With a repeated title phrase that will motivate participation from listeners, a niece helps her aunt earn money for a car.
Wells, Rosemary. Bunny Money. Max and Ruby want to buy Grandma a birthday present.
Wilson, Kimberly. A Penny’s Worth. Other coins and paper money tease a new penny, telling her she has no value.
Please see our previous outline for Money Storytime here: Money Storytime Ideas (2011) (bayviews.org).
Penny Peck, SJSU iSchool