Start Saving Henry is appropriate for children ages 5 and up.
Now that Henry has turned seven, he is able to earn a weekly allowance by doing all of his chores. Every week he runs out and spends his money right away until he sees something he really wants, the Super Robot Dude. The Super Robot Dude is too expensive so Henry has to start saving his allowance. But in Start Saving Henry he learns how hard it can be to save. Continue to read and find out if Henry ever gets his new toy.
Practice this Comprehension Strategy-Retelling:
As you read Start Saving Henry ask your child questions about what is happening in the story. This will further their engagement in the story and allow them to make deeper connections. After you finish the story, have your child take a turn to read it to you. Let them lead the way, turning the pages and telling the story as they recall. It may be a different story than the one that you told, but that is okay!
Do this with your child:
Start Saving Henry provides an excellent opportunity to practice your child’s financial literacy skills. Henry earns five dollars every week. You can use this story and it’s pictures to practice counting by fives.
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For more from author and illustrator Nancy Carlson check out her website.