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:
As 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.
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.Web | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | More Posts (452)
NotesDisclosure – 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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