M is for Money - A Kid's Guide to Financial Literacy - Toronto Teacher Mom

M is for Money - A Kid's Guide to Financial Literacy

Thursday, April 07, 2016


Did you know that April 20 is the next Talk with Our Kids About Money Day? It's the perfect time to have those important conversations about money with your little ones - Canadian currency, budgeting, visiting a bank, and saving. And now, parents and educators can turn to a children's book series dedicated to financial literacy, a first of its kind here in Canada. Introducing M is for Money, a collection of books designed to help teach the rudimentary facts about money to young children. Not only is this series made in Canada, I am proud to say that it was created by Teresa Cascioli, a Commerce graduate of my alma mater, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. 

An award-winning entrepreneur featured on Profit and Chatelaine Magazine's lists of Canada's most successful women, Teresa has also been named one of the Women's Executive Network Top 100 Canada's Most Powerful Women and has been awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal among other accolades. Her books feature the financial adventures of twins Tess and Benji as they learn about money, from working hard to earn it and the importance of opening up a bank account to save it, plus much more.


The complete series, which is available at misformoney.ca or at Indigo/Chapters across Canada, includes nine different books and is geared to children ages 5-9. My son received copies of the first three books and has enjoyed reading them with me, as well as completing some of the fun games and activities that can be found at the end of each book. My personal favourite are the "Look & Find" games that require the reader to find a certain number of a variety of objects throughout the book. The messaging within the stories is clear and concise, and the illustrations complement the stories well.


The M is for Money book series would make a great addition to a primary classroom or a personal library. There is also a variety of motivational rewards and other M is for Money themed fun stuff that can be ordered through the site, including bookmarks, magnets, birthday cards, stickers and more.

Disclosure: I received product samples and other perks to help facilitate this post. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. My son is learning how to read coins...it's great to give him change and have him sort it. Financial literacy starts in kinderarten right?

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  2. Sounds great, never too early to start teaching about money. (Judy Cowan)

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  3. This would be wonderful for one of my eldest grandchildren! Thanks for all of the info!

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  4. wow that is amazing. what a great & fun way to teach kids about money!

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  5. Love this idea as its important to teach kids the value of money!

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  6. This sounds so great and handy. I will definitely look out for this the next time I'm in Indigo/Chapters.

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  7. this series looks really handy and informative!

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  8. This looks like something that would appeal to my kids.

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  9. This might be a good idea for my kids. I'm trying to teach them the value of money because they keep breaking things then saying oh well, we can buy a new one! Ummm, not until you guys get a job is my response

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  10. I have these books and they are very well-written!

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