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Moneyville:  A Teaching Tool

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moneyville-largeMoneyville: A Teaching Tool is a set of games, available as an app, which can be used to teach pupils some basic concepts about finance.

It is difficult to teach young children about the whole concept of money and finance. They learn to add and subtract using small amounts of money but teaching them that money has to be earned before they can buy something is a whole new ball game.  Moneyville, through play, games and classroom activities, will help even very young children start to build a clear picture of how finances work. They will be introduced to the difference between no credit check loans and expenses – to earn money and to spend money. The exercise for the older children is to manage the family finances for a year!

Moneyville:  A Teaching ToolIn the teachers section there are ideas and suggestions for using  Moneyville in the classroom across most of the primary age range.

Moneyville has been developed, with experts, and forms a part of Danske Bank’s Financial Literacy Program. ” The Financial Literacy Program has been developed for children, young people, parents and teachers with the aim of preparing the ground for a healthy financial start to adult life…

The Moneyville universe is free and requires no involvement with or association to Danske Bank. In addition, Moneyville is entirely free of marketing, logos, colour schemes or anything that could be associated with the Danske Bank Group.”(Moneyville Website)

Moneyille is available as a downloadable app see http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/moneyville/id730919081?mt=8

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