Sunday, July 3, 2011

Three Cups by Mark. St. Germain

Three cups is a very educational teaching tool to show your children how to save, spend and be charitable.

When a young boy was five, he received three cups for his birthday.  Of course he was disappointed, but his father assured him that it would lead to many adventures.  It will also mean that he would now draw a weekly allowance.

On allowance day, he was to split his money into three cups.  One for saving, one for spending and one for charity.  He learned that when his cup was full enough to buy what he wanted, he could spend it.  When his savings cup had filled enough, his mom took him to the bank to open an account.  There he learned about interest and how his money would grown.  When he heard of a needy families needing food, he took the money from his charity cup and bought some.

All of the cups made him feel good in some way and he took those values and drew upon them as he grew.  Then as an adult, he passed those cups onto his own son.  Three Cups is an excellent book to teach children the value of money and how to save and be charitable.  The illustrations, by April Willy, are wonderful!! This little book packs a big punch and any parent or teacher will find this book will help children develop positive habits. A great lesson and a book that belongs in every children's library.

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