How a Lemonade Stand Can Teach Kids About The Value of Money
I am a big believer in using children’s books to empower kids and teach them about taking control of their lives! Teaching children about money and about the value of their own work plays a big role in helping them develop independence. Have you done a lemonade stand as a child? Do you remember your enthusiasm and the countless hours waiting for adults to buy lemonade? What if you can preserve that child’s enthusiasm and help them develop self-reliance through it? I remember seeing the students of a wonderful Suzuki violin teacher in town. They were playing in front of a store and behind a lemonade stand, raising funds for their own music festival. They were using their talent to take control of their music goals. Teaching in a public school presents similar challenges. Everything that we want to experience, we need to fundraise for. I need to be able to teach my students the value of money as well as taking the power to make things happen on their own. This got me thinking, how do we develop a child’s sense of self-reliance from an early age? Can we raise our children to set goals, follow them, and understand the value of their own work? That can be done successfully with a book! Let me introduce It All Started with a Turtle.
Interview with the Author
Maria: When did you start writing?
Maria: What part did creativity play in your childhood?
Lisa: The creative part of my brain has always been the dominant mass! I can’t balance a checkbook, but I can speak 3 languages and I actually majored in English Linguistics in college (with studies also in Spanish and Italian). I have been painting all of my life as art is an important part of who I am. I have taken art classes since I was a child, and continue to do so, even today as my schedule allows. Music is in my blood. I played the guitar as a child and have been the singer in my family since grade school. To this day, there isn’t a stage that I won’t jump on to perform.