Remote Instruction Resources for Teaching Children About Finances

By Molly C. Herndon

During the coronavirus quarantine and time of self-isolation, we may find ourselves acting as homeschool instructors for our children. The financial fragility highlighted by the unstable stock market, job layoffs and rising unemployment rates all point to one lesson you can’t afford to miss: teaching your children about finances.

April is Financial Capability Month so you may be seeing a lot of startling statistics about financial weakness but more states than ever are requiring some financial literacy as a requirement for graduation. This is great news! We know that students who have received some financial education make smarter decisions around student debt and credit. We also know that children learn a great deal about financial management by observing their parent’s financial behavior.

However, while working from home and having kids home, too, it can be difficult to search out reliable and affordable resources for teaching children these important concepts. Below is a compiled list of free programs, games, curricula and more from financial educators across the country.

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Resources for Financial Literacy Education for Youth

Do you know of another great, free program? Leave it in the comments.

It’s also imperative to consider the security of online learning programs and your child’s privacy. More information about this is available here.

Of course, children need support beyond academics during this stressful time. Military Families Learning Network has identified resources for supporting children and families’ emotional well-being during the Coronavirus pandemic:

Blog Posts:

Resources for Constructive Conversations with Your Child About Coronavirus 

COVID-19 – Family Social Science Offers Coping Resources

Podcast:

MoneyTalk: Finding Resiliency When Life Seems Out of Control

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