Magazine article Technology and Children

Dollars and Cents

Magazine article Technology and Children

Dollars and Cents

Article excerpt

Berenstain J., & Berenstain S. (1983). The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money New York: Random House. [32 pages; 0-394-85917-01

Summary of the Book

In this book, brother bear and sister bear learn the importance of making and saving money. The two young bears find moneymaking projects around town and learn that saving money can be fun. They make so much money that they cannot fit it all in their piggy bank and must use Mama's sugar bowl. The book introduces concepts such as figures of speech and the understanding that some things are more important than money.

Design Brief

Grades K-2

Brother and Sister Bear learned a good lesson in this story. They learned that saving money is important. They learned that by working hard they could save lots of money. In the story, Brother and Sister Bear saved their money in a piggy bank. They also used Mama's sugar bowl. Can you think of other things that Brother and Sister could put their money in?

Imagine that you need to save money. Think about what you want to put your money in. Will it hold the money safely? Is it square? …

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