Something that is very important to me and I think to a lot of parents is trying to teach their children about money, but how do we teach them about money? What methods do you use to teach your children about money? What lessons do you try and teach your children about money?
For those of you that have an iPad, there is a New, Free Application to help you teach your children about money in a fun way. In my opinion, one of the best ways to help your children learn something is to make it fun for them to learn and that is exactly what RBC has done with their iPad Application Learning With Leo.
About Learning Money with Leo
Learning Money with Leo provides parents with a practical and fun way to help teach their children (3 to 6 years old) about the concepts and value of money.
*Provide kids with an introduction to the concepts and value of money
*Teach kids about earning, saving, and spending money
*Help kids develop a foundation of basic money skills that they can build upon in years to come.
Learning Money with Leo features a variety of kid-friendly and interactive games (Match It game, Gather The Coins and Spot The Differences) to teach your children everything from earning, to saving, to spending money. As your child plays each game they’re able to earn coins, which can be used to buy stickers for their very own virtual sticker book.
Leo gives simple instructions and positive messages to engage your children and cheer them on to success.
Learning Money With Leo has 5 colourful and exciting games that provide children with an opportunity to recognize coins of different denominations, and interact with them in a variety of ways.
The Read Along Story Books help to teach the value of earning and saving.
There are fun images to paint/color such as a Piggy Bank or even Leo himself.
What I really love about Learning Money With Leo is that as your child is learning and completing activities, they are earning coins. They save the coins and then can go into the Virtual Sticker Store and purchase Virtual Stickers for their Virtual Sticker Book. They quickly start to learn how much they need to purchase a sticker and become motivated to perform more activities and to save for the stickers. The butterfly is definitely a favorite virtual sticker in our home.
Learning Money With Leo is only available right now for the iPad. If you wish to having Learning Money With Leo and do not have an iPad, you can download a printable version of the games. Remember though, if you do have an iPad, Learning Money With Leo is a FREE application.
I have played Learning Money With Leo by myself, with my 5 year old and my 5 year old has played it alone. I feel that Learning Money With Leo is an entertaining, interactive and educational resource that my 5 year old willingly initiates playing time by herself.
Financial freedom is something that I think we all wish to have and that we certainly would like our children to have. I love educational resources, especially free ones like Learning Money With Leo that can help parents teach our children from a young age about the concepts of money. A big thank you goes out to the RBC Advice Center for realizing the importance of teaching our children about money from an early age and creating a fun resource to help us achieve this.
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“Disclosure – I am participating in the RBC Learning Money With Leo program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of RBC Royal Bank. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.”