October 7, 2015 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Seoul, Korea - Publisher DK (London, UK) and developer Y Factory (Seoul, Korea) are proud to today announce the release of Show Me the Money - Smart Financial Education for Kids 1.1, their children's financial teaching app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Show Me the Money is designed to teach children about the fascinating and multifaceted subject of money.
Packed with entertaining graphics, sound and interactions, Show Me the Money teaches kids how money works, what it means to the world, and how to use it wisely. The app helps children decide if they should spend money or save it. What is the difference between wanting something and needing it? When money is saved, how does that money grow? Show Me the Money teaches small-fry all about these subjects, and so much more.
"Financial skills are more important today than they've ever been," says Y Factory CEO Ryan Kim. "The 'Show Me the Money' series of iOS apps help teach kids what money is, how it should be used, and most importantly, how it should be saved or spent wisely. The apps use lively graphics, sound, and interactive elements to teach children the financial basics, which they can then build upon to make solid financial decisions later in life."
* Interactivity allows the reader to explore the subject
* Dynamic graphics help explain complicated concepts
* Audio brings the subject to life
* Engaging and witty text
* Practical advice as well as topical questions of ethics
The Show Me the Money series of apps are based on the popular book that has sold more than 160,000 copies in 18 countries around the world. A recent study by the Institute for Public Policy Research showed that kids who received financial training in schools were approximately $60,000 richer than those who hadn't received such an education by the time they reached their 40s.
Through the app's lively exercises, kids will learn how money works, and how they can make it work for them. The app is packed with useful information, including key terms, events, definitions, and more that will teach children everything they need to know about the subject of money.
Highlights of the App:
* What's in Your Pocket? (How money earned?)
* Spend, Stash, or Save? (Deciding what to do with money)
* Spending Tips for Shopping Trips (How to become a savvy, super-shopper)
* What Do You Want? (Making decisions about buying luxury items)
* What Do You Need? (Deciding between luxuries and necessities)
* The Cost of Living (Inflation, and how it works)
* What the Future Holds (Financial planning for the future)
* Winner Takes All (Deciding what to do with windfalls, such as lottery winnings)
While Show Me the Money teaches children about money, and how it works, the app doesn't stop there. The app also supplies smart spending tips, instructing children on how to decide if they merely want an item, or really need it; how to decide if a sale price is really a good deal; comparison shopping; calculating the true cost of an item; and much more.
In order to demonstrate the lessons they've learned by interacting with Show Me the Money - Smart Financial Education for Kids, the little ones can take a challenging, yet enjoyable quiz that covers everything they've learned, all the while collecting coins from various civilizations from around the world. For every question a child answers correctly, they receive a coin. If the child answers incorrectly, they will have the opportunity to answer the question again later on. Once a child collects all the coins by answering all of the questions correctly, they can then view their coin collection.
DK is a publisher of books, eBooks and apps in more than 100 countries and 60 languages. Founded in London in 1974, DK is a leading illustrated reference publisher for children and adults. DK is part of the Penguin Group that, as of the 1st of July 2013, officially united with Random House to create Penguin Random House, the world's first truly global trade book publisher.
* Phone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Universal App
* iOS 7.0 or later
* 98 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Show Me the Money - Smart Financial Education for Kids 1.1 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Review codes are available upon request.
Y Factory tries their best to bring out content's true meaning and value through quality applications for children. With optimized content experience, they provide children pleasure of new discoveries and learning on their own. With this approach, Y Factory connects children and parents, culture and technology, and digital and hearts. Copyright (C) 2015 Y Factory. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.