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Listen to the story and see the questions below.
Talk about it with a parent and write your answers in your journal.
1. Give an example of lending and giving.
2. Talk about a time when you showed self-control. How were you able to do it?
3. True or False: To make a good decision, you should compare what's good and bad about each choice you have.
4. How do you show gratitude (that's fancy for thankfulness) when someone does something kind for you?
5. When Curious George was in the toy store, he saw many things. What kinds of toys did he see? What was his favorite?
6. When Curious George found the train and showed the man in the yellow hat, what did the man tell George?
7. At the birthday party, Noah let his friends play with his new hula hoop. Do you ever share your toys with others?
8. Curious George wanted to save money quickly so he wouldn't have to wait so long to buy the train. What did George do to get money?
9. Curious George jumped into his raked pile of leaves. It was fun, but then what did he have to do next?
10. George saved enough money to buy his train and was on his way to the toy store when he stopped to help other children at the park. What did George do with his piggy bank?
11. George couldn't find his piggy bank on the park bench. Have you ever lost anything?
12. Have you ever found anything that someone else had lost? What did you do with it?
13. What did George do to thank Hannah for keeping his bank safe?
PARENTS: Right about now, your child may be experiencing that burning desire to get what they want now and may want to get out of waiting until they've saved up enough. You may have already seen it coming. This is actually a good thing!
It opens up the opportunity to introduce the concept of multiple income streams and the fact that it is necessary to not only create wealth, but to pass it down. Once this is in place (along with proper money management), subsequent generations will not have to build their wealth from scratch. Rather, they will simply multiply what already exists. Here are a few tips.
TIP 1: Help your child fill out the income stream chart below. At the core of this activity is the goal of helping your child create multiple income streams by identifying their talents and using those talents to secure wealth. This will force them to use their talents if they truly hope to have wealth and experience the financial freedom of purchasing what they want or need with little or no wait time.
TIP 2: It's okay to wait. It creates patience, discipline, and self-control. It also gives you the opportunity to think about if you really need or will benefit from what you want to buy. Here's how you can give your child a real-life example. Some of our favorite stores have lay-away plans, where you can pay a little at a time. When you're done, you get to take the item home. Explain how a lay-away works and take your child along the next time you do one. Compare saving for something in a piggy bank and paying down a lay-away.
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