Learning meets earning in this online interactive game just for kids. MoneyIsland was developed as a means to teach financial literacy to kids by creating a fun video game adventure that would entertain, while educating them.
Kids "travel" to real-life exotic locales — all while building upon the principles of smart financial decisions. Plus, they'll earn real-life rewards to make sure those good savings habits stick. Soon, the real-life rewards of today will become the good financial habits of their future! Parents, you can get involved too. Play along and watch your ambitious little saver's progress.
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- For kids age 8 to 14
- Free, multi-level online game
- Teaches valuable financial skills as they play
- Enhance experience with a physical passport and stickers
- Earn real-life rewards
- Parents can play along
- Teachers can use in classroom
- Meets national standards for financial literacy
- Developed by an award-winning teacher
- The Game
The principles of financial responsibility and decision-making are built into the quests of MoneyIsland. Most importantly, so is fun. So kids are excited to play and they learn by doing.
Lessons are introduced by lively characters who interact with kids along the way. Kids earn, spend, and invest smackers as they strive to become gurus ready for financial success on the mainland.
The knowledge gained will put kids on a path to a healthy retirement before they have even earned their first paycheck!
Everybody loves games, right? But we bet you love games even better when you can win rewards!
After you complete MoneyIsland by saving Stone Broke, Telcoe Federal Credit Union wants to reward you! You will receive a certification of completion and a prize from the MoneyIsland treasure chest. Wait... there's more - You will also gain an entry into a quarterly drawing to receive a $25 deposit into a new or existing Telcoe Kids savings account!
When you finish MoneyIsland, you earn an electronic certificate. Simply bring that certificate to any Telcoe Federal Credit Union location to claim your rewards!
When your class or group completes MoneyIsland and saves Stone Broke, everybody wins. Literally. Telcoe Federal Credit Union will reward your progress with a group pizza party. Plus, when accompanied with a parent, receive a Telcoe Kids savings account with the membership fee waived.
The party is set in motion once the group completes the quest. An electronic certificate will be generated for the teacher or group leader to present at any Telcoe Federal Credit Union location.
If your class is interested in saving Stone Broke as a class, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for setup.
A MoneyIsland Passport is a cool way to connect the online experience to a real-world item. Kids use the passport to "stamp" their progress through the MoneyIsland world with colorful stickers. The passport reinforces the images, characters, and lessons learned in the game. And it provides one more way for grown-ups to interact with the kids as they learn.
Though geared toward tweens ages 8 to 14, the lessons instilled in MoneyIsland will serve the players throughout their adult life.
The curriculum in MoneyIsland is aligned with national standards published by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. MoneyIsland is designed to build skills in three basic areas:
- Managing Money
- Saving & Investing
- Using Credit Wisely
The lessons are presented in quests to exotic places, including:
- The Eiffel Tower: Spend, Grow, and Give
- The Great Wall of China: Wants & Needs & Taxes
- The Sphynx: Types of Income
- Big Ben: Understanding Interest
- Atlantis: Using Credit Wisely
- The Acropolis: Building Wealth
There are detailed lesson plans available for free that coordinate with each quest. These lesson plans provide ideas for more activities that can reinforce the lessons learned.