APP Of The Week - Savings Spree
Savings Spree, a new App developed by the financial literacy experts at Money Savvy Generation and educational App developer Carstens' Studios, 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.
Presented in a game show format, Savings Spree leads players through six levels that test their financial knowledge and help them build money savvy 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. Using games with a generous dose of humor and fun, Savings Spree introduces children to the concept of earning money for the work they perform, and then guides them through making choices about the money they earned during the game. Savings Spree is available for download from the App Store for use on iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, the original iPhone, and iPod touch.