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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Bankrupt!: Play Money

Parents can teach financial literacy via a hands-on toy ATM that deposits and dispenses real dollars.

Kids simply insert the provided ATM card into the toy ATM, key in their PIN, are greeted by name on the electronic display, peer into the pretend security camera and make a deposit into the bill feeder. The machine also recognizes and counts coins, plus tracks the account balance.

Last Christmas, the "Youniverse ATM" sold out in a few days across the USA. To-date, Summit Products, the manufacturer, has sold 2.5 million of the toy ATMs. The "Youniverse ATM" also won a "2005 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award." For more information

Also see Monopoly Debit and Allow

via Cardweb

1 comment:

El Gaffney said...

Thank godness my parents had the Easy-Bake Oven to teach me about health-consciousness and cooking-self-sufficiency.