Nancy Phillips

The Zela Wela Kids Learn about Needs and Wants downloadable version


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Financial skills are life skills that all children need to learn as they grow and mature. It is much easier to teach good money habits when children are young. In addition, stories make learning fun and easy! With these concepts in mind, Nancy Phillips created the Zela Wela Kids® series, for parents, grandparents and teachers to help children learn these essential life skills.

The universal themes presented throughout the book series are:

1. financial life skills

2. the process of goal achievement

3. respecting diversity

4. entrepreneurial thinking

5. the power of giving

In The Zela Wela Kids Learn about Needs and Wants, Jack, Emma, Mom and Dolly, the dollar fairy, take a trip to the grocery store where together they learn important life lessons like:

* the difference between needs and wants

* why using cash saves you money

* why an “ATM” doesn’t endlessly spit out money

* the importance of tracking your spending

* what a bank account is, and

* how a wish list can help you make good buying decisions and prevent “I want …” tantrums.

FCAC Approved

This financial story book is most applicable for children who live in countries which use “dollars and cents” currency.


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