"Three Cups" is a children's book by Tony Townsley and Mark St. Germain. This book tells the story of a little boy who receives a gift of three cups for his birthday. The cups are meant to help the boy with saving, spending, and giving. The book walks through each of the three cups, explaining how each cup had a purpose, and how each could be used. I think that this would be a great book to help a young child get started with saving and giving a portion of their allowance or other money they receive. The illustrations are simple, and the actual text of the book is easy to understand, and is ideal for young children.
I was really interested in the concept of the "three cups", and will definitely be implementing this idea in my own home when my daughter gets a little bit older. I think that the idea of having three cups, each one with a purpose helps a young child understand the concept of saving and putting money away to help others, as well as allowing them a budget for spending their money on things they want to save for. This system is much easier for children to understand than just putting money in the bank, and not actually seeing how their money is growing.
This book also comes with a short, helpful guide for parents on the last page of the book, which gives some good tips on how to introduce and follow through on this system. I would recommend this book for anyone with young children who you want to start understanding the concept of putting money away for saving and for helping others.
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