Learn money saving tools with Learning Money with Leo and enter to win a $50 Visa Gift Card!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Man, why didn't they have something like this when I was a kid?  Did your parents teach you anything about money or only after when you were in your 20's? LOL!

I thought money was just a piece paper.  Nothing to it. When I wanted something I would ask "Mom...Dad just give the cashier the paper or that plastic card." and like magic....Voila!  It's yours.

I remember as a little girl back home in Winnipeg at Eatons, I would rush up to the 9th floor. On that floor you would find TOYS!
I wanted Barbie.  I remember saying to my mom it was only one $20 bill.  I also remember I distinctly threw a tantrum over a watering tin that I wanted. I still remember the isle, the colours on that watering tin and that it was around maybe $5...under $5 for sure. It was 80's and I can't imagine it being more than that. Again, I plead, I cried and said it's only one $5 dollar bill! or five of the $1 Dollar bills (remember those?!) LOL!
And my mother always said "No money, No Funny"
I did get that watering can ;) and I remember I found a bus pass and returned it to the owner, I got a $10 reward and I remember peddling on my bike thinking I have enough saved up to buy that Valentines Barbie.  I guess my parents taught us a little as I remember saving up for that silly doll.

So here comes Learning Money with Leo, a new FREE app from the  Royal Bank of Canada that is available in French and English.
This app is aimed for kids 6 years and under but I think it can easily be used for all ages below 12 years...perhaps the tweens will need something more dazzling and funkier.

Here's what Learning Money with Leo is all about:
"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."
This is part of the story portion of the app.
I really like the Read a Long Story book which  teaches the value of earning and saving.
Here is my 3 yr old learning about coins, saving and spending
It's so easy to download this app. It is currently only available for iPad. Go to this {link} and download, it's easy.  Then enjoy watching your child play and LEARN!
We downloaded this yesterday and when my son got on the iPad today, it was the first app he went too.
I look forward to teaching him the value of a dollar and combining it with what he can learn with Leo.
As a thank you and to draw up some excitement for this wonderful app, I have this giveaway for you from The Royal Bank of Canada.

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Who would like to win a $50 Visa Giftcard? How would you use it? Would you give it to your child to teach him/her the value of saving and spending after downloading Learning Money with Leo? Whatever you choose, have fun with it!  Here's how to enter, click on the Read More and it will take you to the Rafflecopter to enter, super easy:
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

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Anonymous said...

Haha, I'll spend it ;)
Well, I'll teach my kids the value of spending it. When I buy them a toy I get excited as well!


Jenn said...

I really love how it's teaching my 3 year old about money - he's never too young to learn the value of a dollar!!

Snowy Summer said...

My daughter loves the MATCH IT Game :)

Anonymous said...

My daughter likes the colouring book

Kristina s.

Anonymous said...

My daughter likes the colouring book

Kristina s.

Mandy said...

wish that it was available to download on the android system :(

I would use the money towards arts/activities programs for the extra incentive and bonus for the next tax year!

Kathy T said...

I like that it's a Canadian app - it's hard to find quality learning products that are based on Canadian standards.

Lisa KH said...

I like that the app has games for children that teaches them about money. It easier for them to learn when it's fun.

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Shari G said...

My favourite part is that my kids are so engaged, and are learning about money!

Anonymous said...

love the match it game

Andrea S

Tracey said...

My little one loved Spot the Difference.

Belinda M said...



Cheryl said...

I love that it's a Canadian app (very hard to find) and that there is a colouring book for my son.

chariejane said...

My kids love the colouring page

Mag said...

I like the games and that it is geared to Canadians.

Belinda M said...



Tara said...

i'd spend it to treat myself! i am frugal with my money in general, so it would be nice to splurge!
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Vanessa Coker said...

My son likes the Match It game as well.
I'm following via GFC as Vanessa Coker.

Thank you!

Shirley said...

I like that it's an Canadian app.

Karryk said...

My favorite part is the sorting coins game

Kathleen said...

As a teacher, I'm interested in seeing how RBC or "Leo" teaches kids about the value money so I can apply this in my math lessons. As a mom, I hope I can pick up some good ideas to teach my son when he's old enough.

Erin said...

I would probably spend it on a wrap. lol.

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