Learning Money With Leo Ipad App and Giveaway

“Mommy, I want to go and buy a new toy”

“Mommy, I want these shoes” (ed. note: the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree)

“Mommy, I want to go eat at a restaurant”

“Mommy, I want to ski, skate, bike ride, play soccer, swim [insert any activity here]…”

And so far, I have yet to locate this species of tree:

RBC Royal Bank Learning money with LeoAs the kids get older, so do their expectations and interest – and many of those seem to come with a price tag.  My kids are well versed that I work so we can have money to do things – they get that and respect it. But at the ripe old age of 3.5 and 5 – they don’t really understand the value of a dollar – or anything about money at all.

I know they are ready though, because they sit for hours and sort through the coins from their piggy banks – organizing them by size, asking what they are worth – and if they are interested – might as well strike the learning moment while it’s hot!

Enter the Learning with Leo Ipad App. This new iPad application will help children with the development of basic money skills at an early age, and will ensure that they can build upon these essential life-skills for years to come.  Plus, it’s a lot of fun, so it’ll also keep them entertained when you most need it!

My kids LOVED playing on the app – they loved it so much so, boundaries about Ipad use had to be put into place.  I thought the games were excellent – very educational and well designed.  The graphics and sounds were phenomenal – it was really a well done app – and the price point is perfect.  It’s free.

About Learning Money with Leo

Learning Money with Leo has been put together with the input of early childhood education experts and parents, and is designed to:

– 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 the 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.

The application is available for free from iTunes in both English and French.

If you are interested in more tips about teaching your kids about money – visit the www.rbcadvicecentre.com

In celebration of the launch of Learning Money with Leo, RBC is generously giving away one $50 RBC Visa gift card. Awesome!

Want to win? Easy!

Leave a comment telling why it’s important to teach your kids how to understand and  use money responsibly? That’s it!

Want extra entries?

1. Tweet about this giveaway (one daily) and leave a link with your tweet. Here’s one to help get you started:

I want to win a $50 RBC Visa gift card from #MoneywithLeo and @practicalmum #giveaway ends 04/20 http://ht.ly/9XQzl

2. Stumble, Pin, Facebook, Digg, Reddit- whatever – social bookmark this giveaway and leave me a comment telling what you did. Each bookmark is worth one entry.

3. Post or share about this giveaway on your blog, or any of your social media outlets.  Leave me a comment for each place you share.

Contest is open to CANADIAN readers only. It ends Friday, April 20th, 2012. Winner will be chosen using the “… and the winner is” plug in and contacted via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond.

You are welcome to enter this giveaway on as many blogs as you would like, but you are only eligible to win from one of them.

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About Shelagh Cummins

Shelagh Cummins is the founder, editor and Mum-in-chief at Practicalmum.com – an online community parenting resource & blog. She is also the Principal at BizTrainHer.com, a boutique firm specializing in designing, developing and facilitating training for women in business.

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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. My kids seriously loved the app. I thought is was great too.

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121 Responses to Learning Money With Leo Ipad App and Giveaway

  1. I think it’s important to teach kids about money as it lays the foundation for future responsible money management. They need to learn now how to budget and save so those skills can be carried into adulthood.

  2. It is important to teach kids about money so they will learn how not to end up in debt like sooo many adults these days.

  3. Teaching children $ responsibility is a life skill because $ plays such a huge part of our lives. They need to learn how to save, spend only what they have etc. They need to learn how far $ can get them.

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  4. I think it is important so they are responsible with money and learn to save for what they want .

  5. I think it is important to teach kids about the value of money so they will carry that knowledge into adulthoold. showing them that saving for something and not impulse purchases are the way to go and how to get value for your dollar


  6. It is important to teach kids about money because this country is in financial crisis. Most people are in severe debt or bankruptcy. If kids can learn the value of money and the disipline of saving now, hopefully they can carry that with them to the future.

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  8. Its important to teach kids about money so they grow up to be responsible adults that know how to manage money properly and save,and not go into debt,
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  13. They should know that money is hard to earn and they have to work for it! If they want something they should save their allowance and buy it, I notice this generation of parents have changed back to that instead of the ikds that have a sense of entitlement we will have kids that know what money is:)

  14. Twitter: jackaljarrod
    they need to know the difference between what they need and what they want…once in college hopefully they will know they need food but don’t need that xbox360 game

  15. I think it’s important because it can provide them with a good foundation as to money concept and get them to understand not to over-spending and in debt when they grow up

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  18. I want my kids to understand how to use money responsibly so they can have an easier future. You have to work to make money, and save for things you want!

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  20. DM said: On April 12, 2012

    Start them young and have them think about these basics now. They might not appreciate what they’re learning at the moment but in time it will make sense to them. They will understand and have learnt these basics at their own pace so that they truly understand rather than having an adult tell them this is how it needs to be.

  21. I believe it is important for children to learn to be responsible with money because we are raising our children in a world of many material things. To learn the value of a dollar is all the more important to ensure the next generation does not blindly become more credit driven than our society today. They should be educated on money and the importance of earning what you spend, and not earning to catch up with what you spend.

    We have this app for my 2 year old and she loves it. She can’t yet differentiate the value differences between all the coins, but she is visually making a connection that they are different. She asks to play with leo the lion. This is great.

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  27. Twitter: jackaljarrod
    CONGRATS to the winner

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