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Today's Money as You Grow Bookshelf pick: “Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen”

Read Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen with your child and use our Parent Guide to talk about how skills, patience, and creativity can help you get what you really want.

A new addition to Money as You Grow Bookshelf is “Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen” by Cari Best, for ages four and up. In the book, when Sally Jean outgrows her bicycle, she uses her skills and patience until she can have a bigger one.

In the Parent Guide for “Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen, you’ll find questions that you can ask your child about the story. For young children, it’s important to build foundational skills like self-control and solving problems. You might ask your child about a time they had to wait for something they wanted. Slightly older children, up to age 10, may be curious about the world of earning and spending. You might ask your child about what skills people can use to earn money.

The Parent Guide also includes activities you can do with your child, based on the key ideas in the book. For “Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen,” the activities focus on:

  • Sorting, counting, and creating patterns
  • Solving problems
  • Waiting for what we want

Money as You Grow Bookshelf gives parents and caregivers a natural way to start money conversations with children. You can read the Money as You Grow Bookshelf selections at home on your own. Use our Parent Guides for key ideas, questions, and activities.

Whether you’re a money expert or still learning yourself, we hope you’ve used this book, and the others on the list, to help you practice the skills and attitudes your children will need in the future. If you’ve checked out all of the books on the list and the Parent Guides that go with them, read more about activities and conversation starters for all age groups

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