When it comes to the iPad, we tend to spend a lot of time searching for apps that the kids could use for learning and entertainment. Let’s just say, this has proven to be a hard option, especially when it comes to teaching them about money. Of course, with us being massive iPad addicts we were very excited to hear about the Royal Bank of Canada releasing their very own app to help teach children about money!
MommyMatter has been given the opportunity to not only review this app, but also host a giveaway to coincide with our app review! But before we get to the giveaway portion of Learning Money with Leo, we want to give you our own personal review on the app. We’ve allowed our wee people to sit and goober up our iPads for this review to see the full potential of the app.
It is very important to teach children about money and that no it doesn’t actually grow on trees. It helps them understand that money is something earned, and buying things that are wants verses needs takes away from the money earned. It is something we’ve taught since the kids started requesting anything and everything. They always have to earn these wants and save their little monies to do so.
Learning Money with Leo Review
My children are very excited when they have the opportunity to sit on Mommy’s iPad and get to play a game. Now this isn’t something they generally get to do often, so the excitement level was through the roof.
Right away, Learning Money with Leo was very straight forward with what the child can do. WeeMan had zero difficulty depicting what the activities were, even with his reading level not huge. That alone was awesome because he usually gets very frustrated when he can’t understand what he needs to do.
The sounds in the game, are not annoying at all! Leo is very encouraging throughout the activities, which kept my son going. He felt proud of himself when he successfully completed an activity, and didn’t give up when he made the wrong choice. There are quite a few activities to choose from, and rewards as they play.
Overall, Learning Money with Leo was a great addition to our app options. The ability to sit and develop an understanding on money is very important and also can pose to be very hard. Learning Money with Leo made it fun. By the time he was done playing, he had a better understanding on the differences in money, had the ability to match pictures with words with ease and the fact he could quickly sort the coins was astounding! The best part of it all, no mess touching money that who knows how many hands its been in… yes I have germ issues when it comes to money.
Are you looking to get your very own Learning Money with Leo iPad app? Well aren’t you in luck! You can find the Learning Money with Leo app here or search Learning Money with Leo on your iPad App Store! Trust me, this is an app you’ll want to get for your kids.
About Learning Money with Leo
Learning Money with Leo, brought to you by the RBC® Advice Centre, is now available for the iPad. This app provides parents with a practical and fun way to help teach their children about the concepts and value of money. It uses a variety of interactive games and activities that will engage children’s imaginations so they can have fun while they gain important building blocks for future money sense. Reward coins are earned for every game played, which can then be used to buy stickers for their very own sticker book. Kids will enjoy playing, earning, saving, and spending with Leo the Lion –their friendly guide throughout.
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. You can find out more tips on teaching your kids about money at
https://www.rbcadvicecentre.com and http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/learning-money-with-leo/index.html
LEO THE LION
The app games and activities are narrated by Leo. He gives simple instructions and positive messages to engage your children and cheer them on to success.
Match It, Solve the Maze, Gather the Coins, Spot the Differences and Sort the Coins all provide children with an opportunity to recognize coins of different denominations, and interact with them in a variety of ways.
READ-ALONG STORY BOOK
Teaches the value of earning and saving.
Paint a piggy bank or other fun images!
STICKER BOOK & STICKER STORE
Once children earn reward coins by playing the games, they can buy stickers at the sticker store, choose a scene to paste them on, and even take a final picture of their masterpiece.
English & French
® Registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. RBC and Royal Bank are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada.
Learning Money with Leo Giveaway!
Now let’s talk about that giveaway I subtly hinted at earlier in this post. We are very excited to not only incorporate a giveaway with our review, but even more excited to hear how you guys get your children learning about money! First off, this giveaway is a Canada only giveaway.
What can you win?
The winner selected will win a RBC Visa gift card for $50! This giveaway will be seen on several other blogs also participating in this event. You may enter on all of the blogs, but will only have the opportunity to win once in total. Mom Central Canada will send the prize to the winner within 4-6 weeks of campaign ending.
How can you win?
Simply complete the following Rafflecopter form for your chance at winning a $50 RBC Visa gift card!
“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.”