Children will be what they see

In 2013, I discovered I was pregnant with my first child, a little boy! As a former banker and veteran in the financial services industry, I was eager to teach my young son, Ayodele, how to build healthy money habits early in his childhood. However, I was deeply disappointed in the lack of children's books available on the topic. Further, financial education books specifically written with children of color in mind were non-existent. 

 

So I decided to write a multicultural children's book designed for kids--but written for financially empowered parents like myself. Shortly after Ayo was born, I started developing the concept for my first children's book. In 2014, I published Ayo's Money Jar and used the book to start a household conversation about money among communities of color. A few years later, I published the second book in the series, called Ayo’s Had Enough. Now in 2020, 7-year-old Ayo loves to read his copies of Ayo’s Money Jar and Ayo’s Had Enough to his 18-month-old sister, Folasade.

 

I believe it is never too soon for parents to start a household conversation about money. Money decisions, drive hopes, dreams, life goals, and aspirations. By teaching children these concepts today, parents can help secure the economic future of their family now and for generations to come.

Ayo's Money Jar

Ayo’s Money Jar is the first book in my series for children ages 2-6 called Guidefi Kids. This is the second edition of the Ayo’s Money Jar book. This edition features beautiful original artwork from Nigerian visual artist and painter, Aniekan Udofia. This version of the book also explores the multicultural heritage of the book’s main character, Ayo. Ayodele (Ayo) is a curious little boy growing up in a multicultural family. When Ayo helps his Mama and Daddy around the house, he gains way more than he bargained for and learns a lasting lesson about money management.             

 

Series: Guidefi Kids Series (Book1)

 

  • 8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm)

  • Full Color on White paper

  • 32 pages

  • ISBN-13: 978-1537082240 (CreateSpace-Assigned)

  • ISBN-10: 1537082248

  • BISAC: Education / Preschool & Kindergarten

 

Please note this book is only available for purchase via Amazon.com. Please click the link below to purchase the book. ($12.99 + shipping)

Ayo's Had Enough

Ayo’s Had Enough is the second book in my series for children called Guidefi Kids. This book features beautiful original artwork from Ghanian visual artist, Johann Setorwu. This version of the book also explores the multicultural heritage of the book’s main character, Ayo. Each of my books is written as a conversation guide for parents that focuses on a specific financial education concept. In addition to the story, the book includes suggested family activities and a glossary of terms to reinforce the learning process. In Ayo’s Had Enough, Ayo learns about consumerism from a child’s perspective by exploring how much is really enough. He also learns about the importance of taking care of his belongings. Lastly, he learns about how banks work and how they help his family take care of their needs and wants. The book also references our Give,Grow,Go (3Gs) concept, a Guidefi Kids money management rule of thumb for children.

 

Series: Guidefi Kids Series (Book 2)

 

  • Paperback: 37 pages

  • Publisher: Independently published (December 28, 2018)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 1790804639

  • ISBN-13: 978-1790804634

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 10 inches

  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

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