Today, children and teenagers are exposed to financial informational noise in disproportionately larger volumes compared to just a few decades ago. The world is asking them to think quicker, learn quicker, make effective decisions on the go. Development of financial literacy is one of the main keys to obtaining vital life skills.
As a team of experts in teaching children and teenagers the basics of financial literacy and entrepreneurship, in 2013 CYFI network partner the Ukrainian Association of New Economic Education created an educational product – a book for parents called “How to tell your kids about money” for development of financial literacy of children aged 2 to 16. In essence, it is an edutainment instruction manual containing 100 home games and activities for family learning. The founder of the Ukrainian Association of New Economic Education was also a coordinator of the national financial literacy program of the National Bank of Ukraine, and the Association is an active contributor to the Global Money Week activities in Ukraine since 2013.
In the two years since the release of the book in print and electronic form, it was ordered by parents from 11 countries. In addition to parents, it is also ideally suited as a guide for kindergarten teachers, school teachers, tutors at various courses dealing with financial education for children.
In the momentum of Global Money Week 2016 the Ukrainian Association of New Economic Education and School of Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship ‘Detki-Monetki’ would like the book to gain maximum dissemination through translation to different languages. Thus, they are seeking for partnerships and cooperation opportunities to consider the possibility of joint distribution of these educational materials.