GreenStreets: Shmootz Happens! - A Fingerprint Network App
By GreenStreet Commons, Inc.
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Join the fun in the magical town of Green$treets by rescuing endangered animals! Earn money by planting a beautiful garden, by tossing items in the treehouse using a catapult, creating robots from recycled junk, saving energy around the house and keeping Shmootz(tm), the gooey slob who is always making a mess, from ruining all the fun! After the animals are rescued, take care of them by feeding and playing with them until they are ready to go home.
Kids don’t even realize that they are learning essential money and math skills:
- Setting Goals
- Earning Money
- Saving & Spending Decision Making
- Giving to Charity
- Borrowing and Repaying Money
- Buying Insurance
Green$treets is a revolutionary new way to teach kids ages 5-10 about money and responsibility via fun game play---brought to you by Neale Godfrey, the creator and leader in the “Kids and Money” field since 1988 and New York Times #1 Bestselling Author of 26 books. The Green$treets system has been developed over the last 30 years in books and financial literacy curricula used throughout educational systems across the country and around the world. Kids play with a variety of characters, each with their own unique financial and ecological personalities, designed by award-winning Tom Hester, creator of Shrek.
Bring the magic of Green$treets to life by visiting www.GreenStreetCommons.com to obtain job cards, job charts and an activity book. Another revolutionary element of Green$treets is the incorporation of Augmented Reality, brought to you by Aurasma. In these job cards, job charts, activity book, and animal badges, children will scan the items at the Green$treets bank from within the app, which will activate the Augmented Reality. Watch the Magic as the job cards come to life, as the characters interact directly with your child! Job cards will also earn in-game money! Parents and grandparents can have children perform chores to earn allowance and start to understand the concept of work-for-pay.
Sign up for FINGERPRINT within the Green$treets app to connect with your child with parents, grandparents, educators and other special adults that you designate so you all can share the joy and education as kids reach their goals.
Includes the Fingerprint Play Experience for Kids and Parents:
- Supports child-safe, multi-player gaming. Kids will love the opportunity to challenge each other; while parents will rest easy knowing Fingerprint is a completely safe digital experience.
- Family Play Circle - A single, shared family account makes it easy for kids and parents to share a device and allows parents to track the game play and learning of multiple children under a single account.
- Communication - Fingerprint’s proprietary safe social features – Mom-Comm and Kid-Comm – allow kids and parents to send one another fun and encouraging messages.
- Digital rewards - Fun and learning are the best reward, but now kids can also level up and earn expanded experiences with Fingerprint’s new Coin-o-copia.
- Play Insights - Fingerprint proactively delivers graphical learning reports to parents, detailing minutes played, apps played and most importantly, what was learned.
Thanks to Aurasma for bringing the magic of Green$treets to life with their technology.
A Mastery of Utility and Entertainment
With technology advancing at such a rapid pace it is difficult to keep up; as a parent with young children it is hard to imagine that not more than twenty five years ago we were playing on 16bit Nintendo's having the time of our lives. Everything comes into perspective when your child asks if trees existed when we were kids... or hand a your child a magazine and watch them try and zoom in by pinching their fingers on the page. The point is that while we advance to the amazing technologies that we have today, one thing stays consistent....money and the need for it.
After completion of my second Masters Degree in Business I got asked what I learned about economics, the answer was simple, supply and demand; the same thing we all learned in grade school, only a much more intuitive way of looking at it. Green Street Commons has captured my children's attention in much the same way, using a media they understand well. Picking up where paper and pen have failed. The concept is the same and will serve them now and prepare them for a sound financial future! Five Stars Hands Down!
This game is a copyright violation
One of my favorite games growing up as a kid was this cute little computer game called "Money Town" anyone who has ever played this game growing up will take one look at this game and say wow, it's exactly the same. Town looks the same, characters look the same, the names were not even changed, Penny and Small change are the original names from the original game.
Unlike the original game however (which was LOADS of fun) this one just has a ripoff of fruit ninja thrown into it, and a really lame treehouse you decorate. If any parent wants a good game for their kids to play take the time to track down the original game and teach your kids not only about saving money and having fun, but about helping their community.
Good for learning to do chores and earn money
This app teaches kids about doing chores and earning money. The basic idea is that kids get a challenge to save an animal. They need to earn money to save the animal and give it food, shelter, and toys. There are mini-games with simple concepts like putting clothes away or doing gardening. Graphics look like cartoons from the 80s, but my daughter played the weeding game that's like fruit ninja over and over. Fun app with a good message.
- Category: Games
- Released: Mar 25, 2013
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 228 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: GreenStreet Commons, Inc.
- © GreenStreet Commons, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.