MoneyIsland

MoneyIsland is a virtual world that entertains and educates children. Kids get so wrapped up in engaging adventures, they don't even realize they're soaking up invaluable financial skills like a sponge.


These rising financial stars even have the chance to earn real-life rewards, further incentivizing them and offering positive reinforcement. As fun as this game is for kids, it's equally adored by parents and teachers alike—who have a chance to track each young pupil's progress.

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Summary
  • Geared for kids age 8 to 14
  • Free, multi-level online game
  • Teaches invaluable financial skills
  • 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 award-winning teacher

Learn more and play the MoneyIsland demo.

How It Works

The Game

Kids learn the principles of financial responsibility and decision-making first-hand through interactive missions in this exciting online world. Kids direct the actions of characters, such as Stone Broke, a young man who's unfortunately down on his luck due to some poor financial decisions. Children have the ability to steer him toward financial well-being with better spending habits—picking up on valuable lessons along the way!

Rewards

What better way to instill good spending habits than with positive reinforcement? These budding financial gurus have the chance to earn real-ife rewards, controlled by parents and teachers, including:

  • Deposits made to your growing financial star's savings account—putting them on the path to real-life financial success.
  • A cool MoneyIsland/BankTexas t-shirt
  • Or even a movie pass!

When your child finishes MoneyIsland, they earn an electronic certificate. Simply bring that certificate to any BankTexas Store to claim the rewards!

Passport

On top of tracking their progress virtually, children can also do so in real-life with their MoneyIsland Passport. Kids stamp each breakthrough with colorful stickers, which reinforce the images, characters, and lessons learned in the game. It's also a great opportunity for grown-ups to interact with kids, watching each milestone translate into real-life achievements as they go.

Lessons

More than just a fun game, MoneyIsland is an educational tool designed by an award-winning teacher with our next generation's financial future in mind. The game is intended for tweens ages 8 to 14 to learn in the present day but also to translate into 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, and Using Credit Wisely.

The lessons are presented in quests to exotic places, including:

  • Eiffel Tower—Spend, Grow, and Give
  • Great Wall of China—Want & Needs and Taxes
  • Sphinx—Types of Income
  • Atlantis—Using Credit Wisely
  • Big Ben—Understanding Interest
  • Acropolis—Building Wealth
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