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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

RBC ~ #MoneywithLeo {#giveaway}

Hey there, Leo!

What's up?

Hi Kids!  Here's what's up....the Royal Bank has a brand new iPad application for children aged three through six.

Leo is teaching kids about earning, saving and spending money - concepts which are quite difficult for kids to grasp.


Learning Money with Leo is a free app, for parents to use to introduce kids to the concepts and the value of money.  (If you don't have access to an iPad, you can also download a printable version of the games.)

Learning Money with Leo teaches kids about money with games, stories, stickers and more!


I first realized that my children had no concept of the value of money when my son lost his first tooth.  He took his tooth fairy money and traded it for a used eraser at school.  When he returned from school that day he proudly told me what he had done, and I was not happy.  He said he simply didn't need the money.  At that moment, I knew he didn't have any respect for money, or the value of a dollar, and he certainly didn't know that money just didn't come from a machine inside the bank foyer.  Yet, how would he, if I haven't taught him that you have to work hard to make money and then be just as diligent to save it?

Now, teaching my young children about money is easy and fun using Learning Money with Leo.

Meet my two little Fancy-Financiers 






The fancy financiers were quite impressed with Learning Money with Leo app.  There are several different activities for them to try.  The kids learned about our various coins and bills in the Match It game, and the colouring book was also a favourite.

I thought it was a fun, yet educational.  The kids got so involved with the games that they even had a little tiff over who was playing next.  As they played they were collecting reward points which allowed them to make purchases at the sticker shop.  I especially liked The Smart Cents Kids read along story, showing kids perfectly the value of saving and smart spending.  The girls only needed minimal guidance to navigate around the app.


Learning Money with Leo is an entertaining and interactive way to teach young children about money, and hopefully start them on a lifetime of financial success.

Download the app on iTunes for free by searching for Learning Money with Leo, and it is available in both French and English.    Need more tips to teach your child about money?  Visit here.



Giveaway!
RBC is giving one lucky reader a $50 cash card to celebrate Learning Money with Leo!









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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.


41 comments:

Emily B said...

If they respect money from a young age, they will respect it all their lives. It's what my parents taught me and what I will teach my daughter.

Glogirl said...

I think it is important to teach kids about money as it lays the foundation for future responsible money management. Teaching kids about spending, saving and budgeting will take them a long way in the future.

roswell said...

So they dont end up moving back in with me when they are 30 lol and just so that they can have financial security, how they learn about money when they are young really does affect them as adults

Denise G said...

I think it makes them become more responsible and accountable

ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

flowerchild said...

I think it is important because they need to learn to be responsible with money and spend it wisely ,save for what they want.
thanks
flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

Debbie said...

They need to understand the difference between what is needed and wanted and that parents are not a bank.
mommakoala(at)cogeco(dot)ca

D.Calvert said...

They need to know that money is earned and not handed out!

calvert0 at telus dot net

Andrea said...

I feel that handling money is a lifelong issue they will have to deal with, and just as we teach them other things while they are young (ie. values, morals, manners, etc.) we should teach them money handling also.

silverneon2000 said...

Learning to save money and spending it wisely. I think will teach them alot.


silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

robynl said...

they will learn to spend wisely, save for future and that you are responsible for money and the use of it

robynl said...

they will learn to spend wisely, save for future and that you are responsible for money and the use of it

Sweet Panda said...

It's important because it will build up the foundation of money concept so that they know what they should spend their money for and not over-spending and being in debt

YogaMama said...

It's important so they know how to spend it wisely and keep themselves out of debt.

InezbyDesign said...

I think it is important to start early with saving and proper spending habits. These will stay a lifetime.

ksceviour said...

I think it is important to teach kids about money so they grow up knowing how to handle money responsibily and to Save and ultimately not go into debt!

ksceviour at hotmail dot com

Lori's Place said...

It is getting hard to live in our economy so any help we can give our kids is very important.

Amy said...

to live within our means and not have any debt
amym_brown @ hotmail.com

dor said...

It is important to treat money like a business because it is and this is something you carry on forever.

DOREEN RIOPEL

Amy M said...

It's important to teach money skills so that our children are able to be self-sufficient, responsible adults.. without the extreme debt.

Jennifer L. said...

I want my son to learn about money so that he is responsible with it as an adult. It's scary when you hear of young adults with a large amount of debt.
jentam777 at gmail dot com

Josee said...

It's a life long lesson. Teaching them how to use money is a great gift to give them.
Thanks for the giveaway :)

Samorjj said...

SO they learn to be responsible adults with money.

Andrea Amy said...

Because I want my kids to be able to be independent when they grow up, and have the skills to be able to budget and be successful

andrea_hockeygirl at hotmail dot com

Amber said...

It is important because the world runs on money. Unfortunately it's one of the most important things in life. Being able to manage your money is an invaluable skill.

marlibu said...

I think its important so they understand the value of money and appreciate where it comes from

C Wilson said...

It's important that they learn about money so they hopefully will avoid some of the common mistakes young people make like getting over their heads with credit card debt

C Wilson said...

It's important that they learn about money so they hopefully will avoid some of the common mistakes young people make like getting over their heads with credit card debt

Angela M said...

I want my child to know how to stay away from credit card debt and be able to save for a down payment so that she can buy a home one day.

PaulineMilner said...

With the condition of today's economy, it is imperative that children grow up with great money sense.

Times are getting tougher and they need to learn the value of a dollar.

Our kids have had their own bank accounts since they were very young and are great about saving their money and, when they spend it, they spend wisely.

Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.

renee said...

Kids need to understand how to budget and save for when they get older

LJ said...

So they don't blow it all as adults, when it really matters what they do with it.
Laura

Lisa KH said...

It's important to teach kids about money because it's skill they will need for their entire lives. Learning how to budget early will help them be financially responsible adults.

weezi_k (at) hotmail (dot) com

Lisa KH said...

I subscribe via email.

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Multi-Testing Mommy said...

They need to learn about money and how it works in order to survive in this world! The sooner they start learning, the better!

josiefiorda said...

it's immportant to teach kids about money so they don't think they can get whatever they want with a plastic card

Jonnie (JB) said...

I think kids who are taught good money skills grow up to be adults with good money skills which means they will have less stress and worry in their lives.

Tina L. said...

It's important to teach kids about the value of money. Then they will have a understanding that it's not endless and that you have to work for it.

tinalee351 at gmail dot com

binabug said...

kids need to know there are things they need and things they want (esp those screaming kids in walmart)...once they hit college age you hope that they know they need that food but don't need that xbox360 game

C ssm said...

So they form good habits from an early age.

castaard said...

So they grow up to be financially responsible adults.

Karryk said...

Hopefully if they learn good pratices at an early age, they will carry them on to their future. With so many people in severe debt and/or bankruptcy these days, our children do not have a fighting chance unless they learn how to save and spend responsibly now.