How to Teach Free Market Principles to Your Children

Our award-winning curriculum helps parents and children of all ages learn the nuts and bolts of free markets and the ideas of a free society. Now in printed and downloadable versions! Each of our 120 lessons have materials to explain the economic concept and includes:
  • Introductory content for parents to learn about the week’s concept
  • Lesson or activity for young children
  • Lesson or activity for older children
  • Dinner conversation starters for the entire family
  • “Go deeper” material for those who want to learn even more

Free Market Rules, step by step

Here’s a preview of some of the concepts your children will learn…

Needs and Wants

They're different, and important to distinguish. How can we prioritize what is necessary vs. what isn't?

Why We Act

The choices we make show what matters to us. Each of us can work hard for the things we really want.

Trade Increases Wealth

The more people can work together and trade their things, the more prosperous our society becomes.

Scarcity and Value

When an item is hard to find or make, its value increases. Why does that matter when shopping?

What Creates Value?

Whether something has value or not is subjective—each of us have different preferences and priorities.

What's an Entrepreneur?

Our lives improve when people are free to create the goods and services that can benefit us.

Want to see a sample?

Download Unit 1 Lesson 1 in its entirety—along with the corresponding content from the parent guide. It’s a free sample for you to see the format and style we use!

Christina R.
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We really enjoy the curriculum. I love the family conversation style. My husband and 18-year-old graduate participate in the conversations as well, which I think is very enriching for my middle schoolers.
Lisa L.
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We are using this curriculum in our homeschool and we LOVE it! It is very well designed and makes it simple to teach students of various ages at the same time. We have the Tuttle Twins books and we enjoy them. This curriculum, however, is FAR more extensive. I highly recommend!
Carolyn H.
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Really enjoying these lessons and hapy with the latest Tuttle Twins purchase as always. Just finished lesson 3 last night. It's surprising the conversations we've already had with our 6 year old!