Imagine an animated, virtual world where you can create your own character, play fun games and interact with other characters. Welcome to Coinland.
Coinland is an engaging way for primary school kids to learn about money management through practical, interactive scenarios, in a safe online environment.
In Coinland, kids are free to learn how to earn, save, set financial goals and, importantly, resist temptation.
Throughout the game, kids will meet Platy, the Dollarmites and Mr Save-A-Lot, who will help them earn coins and encourage them to save. The fun loving Gobbler, on the other hand, will tempt them to spend their coins on all the fun activities available in Coinland.
For parents, Coinland provides the reassurance of a safe, fun online destination for kids that encourages them to learn important financial lessons through play.
Kids earn Merit Awards for completing financial literacy lessons in Coinland, with parents notified via email when their children have achieved key activities in the game, including:
- Recognising different forms of money
- Counting money
- Obtaining money through work
- Spending wisely
- Budgeting to protect savings
- Importance of bank accounts
- Accessing money in the bank
- What interest is
- Social causes and charities
One of the jobs kids can play to earn money in Coinland is to deliver newspapers around town.
Over 1,000,000 work and spend games have already been played in Coinland.