I get a lot of press releases - most of them boring and not at all appliable to what I do. I almost deleted the one I'll mention here, on financial literacy for kids, but buried several paragraphs in was a link to a computer game (on the web - nothing to install on your computer). The program, the Great Piggybank Adventure, is put out by both Disney and T Rowe Price. Why didn't they say that EARLIER?
I can't wait to have Dori play it. The graphics are gorgeous and it teaches about saving and earning money. It's a virtual board game.
The downside? You have be able to read to play it. So for the younger kids, you'll need to sit with them - that's not a bad thing. It gives you a chance to talk about what they're doing and the lessons they'll hopefully absorb while you're playing for fun. But it's a bit harder to put it on while you make dinner! Also, for a dinosaur like me, some of it wasn't intuitive. For example, they show a die on the board. You need to click it to roll it.
Check out the Great Piggybank Adventure here. Let it sit on the screen a bit - so you can hear the explanation.
What do you think???