Kids Money

This simple but useful app labels itself as a “pocket money calculator”. It gives children the ability to create money goals based on how much they need, their allowance, and any gift money. Next, the app calculates how long it will take to reach their goals if they save all of their pocket money.
Recommended age: 4+


Keep the Change Kids

This simple, educational puzzle-game allows children to complete interactive lessons about the different kinds of coins. Then, they can practice money and math by applying their knowledge to the main game by connecting different coins that add up to the desired amount.
Recommended age: 6+


iAllowance

Create profiles for your kids and then create “banks” (a.k.a. budget categories) for them, including savings, income, expenditures, money donated to charity, and whatever else you’d like to add. Set rewards for your children once they reach a certain amount of money, stars, or time (e.g. reaching 60 minutes in goals allows them to play video games for half an hour). Create an allowance list and a chore list, and then decide how much they earn for completing chores. Parental controls allow you to choose what your kids can and cannot change within this detailed allowance app.
Recommended age: 6+


Bankaroo

This app defines itself as a “virtual bank for kids”. With an easy-to-use interface, each child gets their own username, password, and avatar. Input their initial balance and make decisions such as whether or not a negative balance is allowed. Their profile page shows their current balance, goals they have set, recent activities, and upcoming activities. Kids earn badges by setting goals and reaching goals.
Recommended age: 6+


Green$treet

This app aims to teach children about money as well as the environment. Choose animal species you’d like to rescue and earn money via minigames to buy them shelter, food, and story. Interesting characters and dialogue make the game engaging as you learn about financial concepts such as budgets, goal-setting, and how to balance spending versus saving.
Recommended age: 6+


Renegade Buddies

This action-based app allows children to race buggies made out of shopping carts to collect all the items on their grocery list. Avoid obstacles and items not on the list, and at checkout, figure out which promotions give the best deals. Despite being more entertainment than education, children will still learn the basics of smart shopping, such as using coupons, taking advantage of sales, and using size and value to save the most money.
Recommended age: 6+


Savings Spree

Kids are introduced to financial basics through text and mini games in a series of rounds full of cute illustrations. Users can play individually or in the style of a game show, but either way, kids will learn about the different types of saving choices, how money is earned (especially as a kid), how to develop healthy spending habits, why you should avoid impulse purchases, and the importance of a “rainy day” fund.
Recommended age: 6+


Celebrity Calamity

Play as a money manager and make financial decisions to help fake celebrities with money problems avoid debt. Storylines and minigames make this app enjoyable as well as educational. Learn about concepts like the difference between debit and credit cards, what an APR is, minimum payments, how to mix thrift with life satisfaction, and so on.
Recommended age: 8+


Motion Math: Cupcake!

Start your own cupcake store and learn about math and finances while indulging in your creativity. Buy ingredients, design cupcakes, and figure out how to sell them for a profit by balancing ingredient costs and cupcake prices. Practice math skills by using addition and fractions to solve word problems.
Recommended age: 8+


P2K Money

This budgeting app is ideal for kids and adolescents. Users can set up a budget based on their expenses and income, plus create a wish list including the cost of their desired items and how much they’ve got left to save. Overview tabs calculate total money and available money so kids can make smarter choices about their money more easily.
Recommended age: 8+


Star Banks Adventure

Save the universe from financial ruin by traveling around the galaxy to defeat an alien super villain! Complete puzzles and answer quiz questions to earn money towards upgrading your space bike. With a rich story arc and fun but educational gameplay, this app teaches financial concepts such as saving, spending, investing, and inflation.
Recommended age: 8+


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