Thrive By 5 is a resource sponsored by the Credit Union National Association with information on teaching your preschooler about spending and saving.
Children learn about money from many sources. They observe adults using money and buying things. What children witness affects their attitudes about what money is for. Some of those beliefs will help them as adults and some will not.
The website includes activities and other resources to give you ideas for teaching how money works and what it can do, talking about how your family uses money and modeling good money management.
The earlier you start talking to children about money the better. It is a part of our daily lives and they will need to learn how to handle it in the future.