While today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday, it is important to note the financial themes explained in his novels.
Jill Krasny, from Yahoo Finance dives into some of Dr. Seuss books to find correlations between the story plot and money lessons for children.
“Hunches in Bunches”
Lori Mackey, founder of propserity4kids.com, explains that “the takeaway from Hunches, then, is that money is a choice, Mackey says. “You have choices with the friends you’re going to pick. You have a choice to spend it or save it. Think before you do it.”
Encourage your children to follow their gut when making important money decisions that can affect their life.
“Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”
Mackey states that this book is ideal for newly colleague graduates, because it discusses all the opportunities that are ahead of you now. “When you own your career, you’re going to own your financial direction. If you own it and you take control of it, that applies to personal finance, too. Are you going to set a plan in place and make it happen?”
This book signifies the theme, money can’t buy you happiness, even if you spout a daisy from your head. “When you have only one idea about money that can be a problem. When you strip everything away from anybody, they would always go and help someone or do something that they care about.”
This book portrays the importance of reusing and recycling current goods. Get your children thinking about how they can give back and preserve the future of their environment.
“You’re Only Old Once”
This Dr. Seuss book warns children about growing old and how it can affect your health. Mackey comments that she asks her own children questions about their future adult life. In order to “get them thinking about the kind of life they’d like to have.”
“Green Eggs and Ham”
Mackey states “So many people don’t know how to invest, and then they don’t do it, but I say, ‘Just try it!’ People are so scared to try something that it just paralyzes them.”
“The Cat in the Hat”
“The story teaches the value of hard work and the importance of being dedicated to whatever you decide to pursue.” – Mackey
To learn more about how you can integrate Dr. Seuss books to teaching your children about money, check out the full article here.
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