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WINNER OF A PARENTS' CHOICE GOLD AWARD
WINNER OF AN EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD from Childrens Technology Review
RATED 4 STARS AND A+ BY COMMON SENSE MEDIA
Savings Spree is a fun App with a serious lesson for children ages 7 and up (younger children can play too with a little help from mom and dad or an older sibling). It teaches kids how the choices they make each day can add up to big savings or big expenses, depending on how they decide to spend (or not spend) their money. Savings Spree shows kids that they can SAVE their money for short term goals (like a bike or an MP3 player), SPEND wisely by making more frugal decisions, DONATE to others or INVEST money so it will grow to meet future needs like a college education.
The game also teaches kids how the daily lifestyle choices that they make can add up to big savings or big expenses, depending on how they choose to spend (or not spend) their money.
The game introduces the concept of earning money for the work that's available and also guides the child through making choices with the money accumulated during the game. Lastly, the game demonstrates that events beyond one's control can cost money, so it's good a good idea to have a rainy day fund available to pay for unexpected events.
The game is presented in game show format, taking players through six rounds that test their financial knowledge and help them build money saving skills. The host of the show is the Money Savvy Pig, the trusted, money-smart character central to the award-winning Money Savvy Kids curriculum, also available from Money Savvy Generation.
Fantastic financial literacy game
If your kid has an iPod Touch or begs for your iPhone/iPad to play games, ADD THIS ONE to your collection. In the midst of playing and having fun, your child will learn concepts such as their ability to make choices with their money - as well as how to think about making those choices. The game also inspires kids to think about earning money and teaches them common ways people lose money through wasting it on thoughtless chocies. Through it all the game keeps "score" in the form of a running account balance so the player feels control and learns how to improve. Learning that our CHOICES influence our financial future teaches our kids a true sense of control and empowerment over money in their lives.
Extremely impressive learning design. Engaging visuals, sounds and physics
Money Savvy Generations has hit a grand slam home run with Saving Spree! The educational methodology and design integrity is original, powerfully engaging and truly effective. This application is a fantastic resource for introducing financial understanding into the minds of children...an area of education long ignored by our culture and our school systems.
Gets kids excited about money!
I only let my kids play educational games on my iPhone. This is so fun they do not realize they are learning about spending/saving/donating and investing. The fun graphics and upbeat music have them fighting over it! I have girls and they love the bakeshop where you decorate cupcakes and the lemonade stand.