Each time your young child sees you spend money or use the ATM, she is building an understanding of what money is. You can guide that understanding with simple activities about making good choices; what has value; and spending, sharing, and saving. Over time you’ll see that, through everyday conversations and fun activities, you can help your child grow up to make good financial decisions.
For Me, for You, for Later: First Steps to Spending, Sharing, and Saving, was developed in 2011 by Sesame Workshop, the creators of Sesame Street®, in partnership with PNC Grow Up Great. For Me, for You, for Later provides parents, caregivers, and educators with strategies and resources to turn everyday experiences into financial moments.
The free bilingual, multimedia kit includes a Parent and Caregiver Guide, a Children’s Activity Book, 3 Jar Labels, and an original Sesame Street® DVD that features Elmo, Cookie Monster, and their Sesame Street friends as Elmo learns the basics of spending, saving, and sharing. You can download the entire kit or individual pieces of it.
- Educators, download the Educator’s Guide that can help easily incorporate activities that build financial skills into your programs.
- Educator’s Guide (English)
Educator’s Guide (En Español)
Kits are also available for free at any PNC branch, or can be ordered over the phone at 1-877-PNC-GROW (1-877-762-4769).
“Achieve It with Sesame Street!” Mobile App
Achieve It with Sesame Street! is a free mobile app that reinforces concepts introduced in the For Me, for You, for Later kit. Parents set goals with their children and complete fun, real-world challenges that introduce important age-appropriate financial concepts such as choice, value, spending, saving, sharing, and more.
“For Me, for You, for Later”™ Audio Podcasts
Next Saturday is the Sesame Street fair, and Elmo wants to go! With help from his dad, Louie, Elmo makes choices throughout the week about spending, sharing, and saving. Listen along as Elmo learns financial basics from his everyday experiences while also saving money for the fair.
“Cookie’s Choices” Online Game
Cookie’s Choices is an online game where children help Cookie Monster make choices during his everyday routines, and is available for free onSesame Street’s website.
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