Computation Podcast – Rock, Brock and the Savings Shock

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In this podcast, Cory Widdowson introduces listeners to the book Rock, Brock and the Savings Shock by Shelia Bair.

Introduction
Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock is a colorfully illustrated book that teaches children the benefits of saving money, and the implications for spending it irrationally. The reader can keep track of the money being saved by doubling, which is a stepping stone towards multiplication. Some benefits this book has for the classroom, are the charts in the back of the book which also track savings, as well as tips for children to save their money, to become “millionaires” like Rock and Brock do by the end of the story.

Related Books
My Rows and Piles of Coins by Tololwa Mollel
Allowance Magic: Turn Your Kids Into Money Wizards by David McCurrach

These books can both be used to reinforce the money strategies used by Brock, as well as learning how to keep from spending frivolously like Rock.

More Information
MoneyInstructor has a nice introductory lesson on money.
See this short article about teaching children and teens about money.
The U.S. Mint site for kids, H.I.P. Pocket Change has lots of money games.