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Learning Resources

Our free bilingual resources were developed in partnership with Sesame Workshop – the creators of Sesame Street® - and aim to help parents, caregivers and educators enhance learning opportunities for young children.

For Me, For You, For Later

For Me, For You, For Later provides parents, caregivers, and educators with strategies and resources to help children learn basic financial concepts that highlight the importance of spending, sharing, and saving; making choices; and the value of people, things, and money.

For Parents, Caregivers and Educators

cookie monster and cookie monster's mom make a spending planMaking a Spending Plan Together

Thinking ahead and making a plan are key financial education skills. Watch as Cookie Monster learns about making a family spending plan.

Watch Making a Spending Plan Together

elmo, abby, and family holding spend, save, save jarsElmo’s Spend, Share, and Save Jars

Watch Elmo and Abby learn about spending, sharing, and saving money and help teach children how to create their own Spend, Share, and Save jars.

Watch Elmo’s Spend, Share, and Save Jars

bert and ernie in the grocery storeWants and Needs with Bert and Ernie

Watch Bert help Ernie learn the difference between wants and needs while on a trip to the grocery store.

Watch Wants and Needs with Bert and Ernie

book cover of family guide with pen and calculator phoneFor Me, For You, For Later: First Steps to Spending, Sharing, and Saving: Family Guide

Start your children’s financial education early by using the resources, activities and tips included in this guide to teach them financial basics, making smart choices, and talk about financial uncertainty.

Download the Family Guide 

two family members at a grocery storeHow to Talk to Kids During Tough Financial Times

Learn age-appropriate and reassuring ways to talk with young children about money.

Read How to Talk to Kids During Tough Financial Times

a child and parental guardian having a discussion at a tableYou’re Doing Great! Financial Education for Kids

Here are some ways to stay strong and connected as a family when money is tight.

Read You’re Doing Great! Financial Education for Kids

For Educators

crayons, cover of Educator guide, and coinsFor Me, For You, For Later: First Steps to Spending, Sharing, and Saving - Educator Guide

Teach children financial literacy with this educator guide. The guide includes resources, activities and tips to help young children learn financial basics and making choices, for now and in the future.

Download the Educator Guide

Elmo, surrounded by family, adds coins to a jarProfessional Development Tutorial

Explore this interactive tutorial that guides through keys concepts of the For Me, For You, For Later: First Steps to Spending, Sharing, and Saving: Educator Guide. You will find multimedia resources including video clips with prompts, activities, and printable pages to distribute.

Access the Professional Development Tutorial

Additional Learning Resources

Free Activity Guide

Explore tips and activities to engage with young children

Download the Free Activity Guide

Back To School Tips

Make some lists to help prepare children for school

Download the Free Tip Sheet

Free Online Course

Professional development course available for early educators

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