Grade 3-5, K-2
On-Demand Webinar

Read Aloud Ready: Economics in Children’s Literature

Time: 60 mins,
Presenter: Amanda Stiglbauer


Teachers will be able to:

  • Distinguish between different kinds of productive resources.
  • Teach savings goals and economic concepts to young children.
  • Identify the opportunity cost of a decision given two or more alternatives.

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.

In this personal finance webinar, age appropriate and beloved titles are used to introduce basic economic concepts.


Use the popular children’s books “A Chair for my Mother” and “Uncle Jed’s Barbershop” to teach the concepts of productive resources and opportunity cost. Participants will learn interactive activities to help early learners the importance of savings goals and identify productive resources during read alouds.