Item description for The ABCís of Handling Money Godís Way (Teacherís Guide) by Howard Dayton, Beverly Dayton & Bev Dayton...
Overview This teacher's guide to "The ABCUs of Handling Money God's Way" provides tips for teachers to turn the curriculum into an outstanding learning experience. Includes questions for class discussion, quizzes, and activities to enhance the principles of handling money.
Publishers Description This world teaches kids that money and possessions are a source of pride and self-worth. Nothing could be further from biblical truth. "The ABC's of Handling Money God's Way "is an excellent tool to combat these fallacies and teach children basic principles of working, giving, saving and spending. This colorful, story-based workbook will engage children ages 5-7 and keep them interested as they learn that God's plan for handling our finances is so much better than the world's way.
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.28" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
Publisher Moody Publishers
Edition Teacher's Guide
ISBN 0802431518 ISBN13 9780802431516
Availability 0 units.
More About Howard Dayton, Beverly Dayton & Bev Dayton
Howard Dayton is cofounder of Crown Financial Ministries, created by a 2000 merger of Crown Ministries, which he founded in 1985, and Larry Burkett s Christian Financial Concepts. Howard s books and small group financial studies have been used by thousands of churches and individuals. He is a former naval officer, restaurateur, and a real estate developer. Howard and his wife, Bev, have been married for more than 35 years. They reside in Gainesville, Georgia, and have two children."
Howard Dayton currently resides in Gainesville, in the state of Georgia.
Reviews - What do customers think about The ABCís of Handling Money Godís Way (Teacherís Guide)?
An excellent introduction to money May 25, 2010
Looking for a way to introduce godly handling of money to young children? I highly recommend Howard and Bev Dayton's The ABCs of Handling Money God's Way. Offering a unique blend of interesting storyline and biblical fact, it's hard to imagine a better way to introduce your child to the world of money.
The book begins with a fully illustrated story of a group of young friends. They decide they want a puppy, but one child's mother mentions how expensive a puppy can be. This is a revelation to the children; they never realized puppies cost money. So the mother decides to teach the kids the basics of money.
As they go through the mother's lessons, the children decide to do extra chores at home to earn money for a puppy. They also pray that God will provide a way for them to get a dog. One child is tempted to spend the money on other things, but eventually decides to save for the puppy instead. All the kids are tempted to go into debt to buy a puppy, but instead help someone in need. In the end, the person they help gives them a puppy her dog gave birth to.
"'God has taught you a great lesson,' Mrs. Day said. 'You worked hard. You gave to someone who was poor. You saved some of your money. And you were honest. The Lord blessed you because you were faithful stewards.'
'Let's name the puppy Steward!' Elizabeth shouted. 'His name will help us remember to be faithful stewards with our money.'"
Each chapter teaches a lesson in a kid-friendly way. In one chapter, kids learn God owns everything. In another, that God wants everyone to be good stewards of the money and things he gives them. Later, children learn God wants them to work hard at whatever they do and that they should give away at least 10% of what they earn. Kid also learn about saving money, and about prioritizing wants and needs. They learn debt should be avoided and that, when needed, they should seek council from their parents about money. Along the way, kids also learn the importance of honesty, hard work, and having Jesus as your best friend.
Each chapter is about 3 pages and ends with 2 worksheet pages. One worksheet page contains questions on what the Bible says about money, while the opposite page asks kids to identify different kinds of coins or behavior related to money.
Throughout, biblical references are given.
What I Like: First and foremost, I'm delighted my 4 1/2 year old finds this book engaging. She enjoys the storyline about the puppy, and can relate to it. One read of this book also had her asking to do extra chores to earn money for a toy she's been wanting. I also really LOVE the fact that this book isn't merely about dollars and cents. It also teaches about good work ethic and generosity.
The illustrations, which feature children of many skin colors, are expressive and interesting, and the add-ons, like easy Bible verses to memorize and simple questions and activities to do, are also most appreciated. The concepts covered are all simple - with the exception of giving about 10% of what we earn. However, the authors do give young children a generally easy way to understand how much, minimally, they should give: "You give one penny out of every ten pennies you receive. You can give more if you want."
What I Dislike: Nothing, really, although I might prefer it if the kids weren't given a puppy. It's absolutely true God rewards us for faithfulness - but as adults know, he doesn't always do so in ways we expect.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Kristina Seleshanko Christian Children's Book Review