Wednesday, April 18, 2012

RBC's Learning Money With Leo iPad App

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While Braden is only 2 years old, I really do believe that it's important to start teaching him about money at a young age. RBC Royal Bank believes that it’s so important to build a solid foundation of money concepts for your child to build on. We started an RESP for Braden right after he was born and we want to teach him the importance of saving his money. Braden also has 2 piggy banks, one for his loonies & one for his twonies!

A fun way to teach your young children about money is with RBC's a new iPad app Learning Money With Leo. It is aimed help kids under 6 with the development of basic money skills 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!
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While Braden really only enjoyed the coloring pages, I can see how this app will be very useful to him when he gets older. I showed it to my nephew Luke who is almost 4 and I was amazed at how quickly he learned about the different coin denominations. He really loved the Gather the Coins game!
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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.
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The application is available for free from iTunes in both English and French. 

You can find out more tips on teaching your kids about money at https://www.rbcadvicecentre.com and

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
Sarah

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