Our "My Puppy: Maths & Money" app is an interactive experience for primary aged children that engages and teaches numeracy and money skills. Our 5 money based games will help to develop your child's skills and understanding of money in the real world. Younger children will benefit from parental guidance and discussion points whereas older children should be able to play the games unaided. The games are all free and there are no credits or top-ups required. The app will work on most mobile platforms and is available to download free from the App Store and Google Play. Alternatively, you can play our web version here.
The app allows up to 10 puppies to be created and customised so more than one child can play the app. The aim of the game is for the child to use their skills and knowledge to earn Puppy Pounds and save these at the Building Society. They will earn interest each day they visit the Building Society, can use their Puppy Pounds to purchase items in the shop and then display these items inside or outside of their kennel.
The games will help your child develop an understanding of how money works and help them to recognise different coins. It will also help them to understand the benefits of saving, what money can be used for and help them to understand how to budget.
The discussion points listed below can be used by you with your child as they play each game, further building their understanding of core money concepts.
|If you want to take things offline, we have come up with a fun activity sheet which incorporates different elements of the app so your children don't miss out.
Download your copy here