Should children be told about Finance in their earlier education?
There can be different views of this. Some will say children should be exposed to realities of financial world very early in childhood. Others will not agree to it and will say that their childhood should not be distorted with money matters.
This debate will continue, but efforts have already started to give children flavor of Financial world. Recently came across animated series “Secret Millionaires Club”. In Secret Millionaire’s Club, an animated Warren Buffett is a mentor to a group of kids who have adventures in business and learn financial lessons along the way. You can view all episodes at: http://www.smckids.com
The series has very useful lessons for children from none other than world’s best investor ‘Warren Buffet’.
“It’s important for kids to develop good financial habits from an early age and that is what Secret Millionaires Club is all about,” Buffett said. “It’s not intended to teach kids how to read a balance sheet, it’s meant to provide a fun way for kids to understand business and develop good habits from an early age,” he said while talking about the series.
Besides the animated learning series, the site has many useful games for learning about money.
This is not the first time we are seeing Financial Education for kids. There are already many resources available, such as:
Rich Kids Smart Kids : The site and concept is developed by very famous author “Robert Kiyosaki”. He is famous for his book “Rich dad Poor dad”.
The Mint : Launched in 1997, the site provides tools to help parents as well as educators teach children to manage money wisely and develop good financial habits.
The Financial Fairy Tales : Gives financial education to kids through fairy tales.
But the question still remains. Should children be exposed to Financial Education in early childhood. What are your views? Leave your comments.