Teaching Economics, Business & Finance to Kids

The Internet has a wealth of useful resources and information to help educators and parents to teach young people about personal finances, economics and the world of business. We’ve collated the websites that have impressed us the most:

Economics

Kid’s Economic Glossary – A glossary of terms every kid should know, from banks to bonds and even what the Treasury Department does.

Social Studies For Kids – This site is all about economics, for kids.

Learn Liberty – This site contains a wealth of information about economics and business cycles. The videos are short, simple, and yet amazingly detailed.

EconKids – This section of the site, run by Rutgers, is dedicated to economics for kids. It contains useful resources for kids, parents, and teachers.

Scholastic News Online – This section of the Scholastic website is dedicated to teaching kids about economics and finance using a word game.

Business

BizKids – For the entrepreneurial type. This site teaches kids everything they need to know about business, how to start one, and even profit margins.

Business Games For Kids – This section of the SurfNetKids site is dedicated to the gamification of business, making it fun and exciting.

Help Kids Learn About Business And Finance – This extensive resource guide shows parents how to teach their kids about money, business, and finance.

Business Guide For Kids – A business resource guide for kids, including where to get free business cards, and ideas for starting a kid-friendly business.

How To Start A Craft Business – This site shows kids how to turn their creativeness into profit.

Teaching Kids Business – This site has a wealth of resources on teaching your kids about business.

Money Instructor: Career, Work and Business Lessons

Teach-Nology: Economics, Business Lesson Plans – Your child learns about economics and building a business plan.

Lesson Planet: Business Lesson Plan

National Geographic: Lesson Plans

University of Tennessee at Knoxville: Entrepreneurship-Is It For Me?

Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education: Entrepreneurship Presentation Matters

Nebraska Entrepreneur: Creating Your Own Career

Personal Finance

Kids’ Finance – This site helps you teach financial responsibility and basic concepts to kids.

Prosperity4Kids This site is dedicated to teaching children financial literacy.

Kids and Money – This site links out to several resources, and includes allowance calculators, budgeting calculators, and investing information.

h.i.p Pocket Change – The U.S. Mint site, made for kids. It entertains and informs, offering games, cartoons, and other fun activities to help children learn about coins.

History of money – This is a detailed history of money, set up chronologically, and in an easy-to-understand format.

Kidnexions – This is a virtual savings program that’s designed for children ages 6 and up. It helps you and your child keep track of savings, and it encourages saving through Reward incentives. It also helps your child set and track financial goals.

Kids money – This site helps you and your kids learn about money management and finances. It’s designed exclusively for kids, but also good for parents wanting to help.

Kids’ Allowances – This site discusses the the pros and cons of getting an allowance.

Know your money for Kids – This is the U.S. Treasury Department site dedicated to helping kids learn about money, what it looks like, its history, and more.

Center for Economic & Financial Education (CEFE) – There is information here on banking, the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Mint, and the U.S. Treasury.

Sense and Dollars – This is the Maryland Public Television site dedicated information and personal finance for kids. Lots of resources here, including information on allowances, personal finance, planning for college, and getting a job.

Desert Valley Christian School – This website offers a variety of resources, including maths games.

Ed’s Bank – A game for kids that teaches them about money and finance.