Teach Children To Save



Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank has actively supported teaching a "good savings habit" since the 1950's when a classroom teacher would collect student's money weekly at school, and bring their classrooms deposits to the Bank. Since the 1990's the Bank has provided a School Bank Day at school for a more hands on approach first on the computer, and then on the internet. Here are strategies to help youth achieve financial capability.

Links for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Building Blocks to help youth achieve financial capability

Youth Banking Resource Center: Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Teen Years, and Young Adulthood.
Youth financial education
Resources for parents and caregivers

Financial Education in the Classroom

Teach Children to Save Day (TCTSD) is celebrated every year. Through TCTSD the American Bankers Association encourages bankers across the country to visit classrooms in their local schools to teach students about the value of saving. For years Martha's Vineyard Bank has been a proud participant of TCTSD by visiting schools in grades 5 through 7 to teach local youth about money, savings and finance.

Money As You Grow Publications

Parent Guide: Reading List for children

  • A Bargain for Frances
  • A Chair for My Mother
  • Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday
  • Count on Pablo
  • Cuenta Con Pablo (Spanish)
  • Curious George Saves His Pennies
  • Just Shopping with Mom
  • Lemonade in Winter
  • My Rows and Piles of Coins
  • Sheep in a Shop
  • The Berenstain Bears & Mama's New Job
  • The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money
  • The Ox Cart Man
  • The Purse
  • The Rag Coat
  • Those Shoes
  • Tia Isa Quiere Un Caro (Spanish)
  • Tia Isa Wants a Car