Needs and Wants
From the Series Money Smarts
In Needs and Wants, early readers learn the difference between a want and a need. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage early readers as they discover basic economic principles.
A labeled diagram helps aid readers, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about needs and wants online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Needs and Wants also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Needs and Wants is part of Jump!’s Money Matters series.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Category||Beginning Readers, STEM|
|Subject||Early Concepts, STEM|
|Number of Pages||24|
Series Made Simple
A gentle introduction to currency for little ones. Specific denominations fall outside the scope of this series; instead, the author focuses on more general concepts of wanting and needing goods, being compensated for one’s work, and the earning, saving, and uses of money. The importance of making smart choices about spending is emphasized, which is a refreshing choice for this audience. Bright, engaging photographs accompany the succinct narratives, which are direct and situational in nature. Ideas aimed at parents and teachers for fostering child engagement start off each volume, with some books also offering relevant activities. VERDICT An attractive set to inspire financial smarts in youngsters.