While we’re all anticipating an increase in the Federal Reserve’s short-term interest rate, the Fed has been busy creating a website for kids. The aptly named Federal Reserve Kids Page contains an eagle with large talons and mildly interesting trivia aimed at middle schoolers and those needing a refresher course on the twelve Federal Reserve Districts.
It’s great the the government’s trying to help parents educate their children about economic policy. There’s even a quiz for kids and companion education website that seems to be geared towards high school students or anyone seeking detailed information.
I’m sure government resources for developing a kids’ website are limited. Otherwise the effort may have been more successful. Take a look at Planet Orange for a comparison.
Updated June 20, 2014 and originally published March 28, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.