kfh227 Posted April 25, 2015 Share Posted April 25, 2015 My son is in 4th grade. He is an odd boy. He has the entrepreneurial sprit. Likes the idea of sports but actually seems to want to spend time learning about business and getting rich more than do sports. I don't understand it fully. So, I'd like this thread to be about how to teach kids financial literacy at a younger age. And for kids like mine, how to teach them about business. Anyway .... I worry that he wants to get rich the wrong way though. I keep telling him that if you run a business one day, you make sure that your employees have work to do at all times so they can feed their families. You do this for people and the financial rewards will come to you. The focus shouldn't be on getting rich. It should be on keeping people employed. I reiterate this all the time and hope it sticks. Anyway, I spent a lot of time trying to find a first book for him and I think I found it. He just started it. Poor Charlies Almanac! It's almost perfect because it is full of pictures. Most of the text is larger font so each page goes quickly. And it has some powerful anecdotal stories and information in the book. So if some of that is sticky in his brain, I will be ecstatic. As for future books, I was actually thinking about short autobiographies of important people in business history. If anyone can think of shorter books that he could read, I'd appreciate it. At his age though, it can not be math heavy. Qualitative, not quantitative. There is a serious shortage of books on finance for kids. I get it though. It's smaller than a small market. Still, it makes me sad. EDIT 1: A thread that may help: What are the best books on history (financial or otherwise?) http://www.cornerofberkshireandfairfax.ca/forum/general-discussion/what-are-the-best-books-on-history-(financial-or-otherwise)/ Not really about books for kids but still worth while. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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