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how to teach young children about money by recycling $50 VISA gift card giveaway

how to teach young children about money by recycling $50 VISA gift card giveaway

I remember the day when my mom took me to the Royal Bank in our little town and signed me up for my very own Leo Bank Account! I was so excited to have my own bank book and debit card…I felt like such a grown up walking up to the bank machine and the friendly tellers even though I was only 5 or 6 years old? I’ll have to ask my mom!

I’m so excited to do this with my boys when they’re a little older but for now at ages 4 and 2, they’re learning about money by taking care of the environment. One of their favorite things to do is save up all of the recycling for a couple weeks then exchange it for money at the bottle depot. They’ve learned that if they stock up on recyclables from around the house they’ll earn money for themselves. They each only receive about $5 dollars but it’s so exciting for them and it leaves them beaming knowing their hard work paid off! But the most important part of the process for us as parents is to see our oldest, offering to buy his little brother a new toy or a treat. He doesn’t want to keep it all for himself – he wants to share and that makes us so proud! Since then we’ve been implementing other ways to teach our children about money (no, it just doesn’t come from mama’s purse!!) and a new app from RBC is helping do just that.

how to teach young children about money by recycling $50 VISA gift card giveaway

New from RBC Advice Centre, Learning Money with Leo provides parents with a practical and fun way to help teach their children (3 to 6 years old) about the concepts and value of money. This new iPad application helps children with the development of basic money skills at an early age, and ensures that they can build upon these essential life-skills for years to come. And the best part about the app is that it’s completely ad-free so no annoying pop-ups or upgrades. Aidan (who’s 4) has been playing the app for about 10 minutes a day and it’s become his current favorite. He’s always asking to “play the lion game”. There are enough activities to keep him occupied and he knows exactly how to navigate the entire app. As he plays each game he earns coins, which can be used to buy stickers for his own virtual sticker book. One coin buys one sticker, so Aidan will stock up on 10-15 coins and cash them in for a ton of stickers at once.

how to teach young children about money by recycling $50 VISA gift card giveaway

how to teach young children about money by recycling $50 VISA gift card giveaway The (free) app for children ages 3 to 6 includes:

– 5 colourful and exciting games that provide children with an opportunity to recognize coins of different denominations, and interact with them in a variety of ways.

– Read along stories that teaches the value of earning and saving.

– A coloring book where kids can 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 for their virtual sticker book!

All in all, the app is well made, educational, brightly colored, fun for my boy and I never have to worry about the content. Looking forward to seeing more new apps from RBC in the future!

To access the app, log onto iTunes on your iPad and type in “Learning Money With Leo”in the search bar and download the free application in english or french. And 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

how to teach young children about money by recycling $50 VISA gift card giveaway RBC is giving one lucky Canadian reader a $50 VISA gift card!

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