Category Archives: KIDS

3 Ways To Help Kids Learn About Cash

July 1, 2017

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Kids are expensive.

Sure, they grow out of formula and nappies pretty quick, but as they get older their spending gets more diverse (Dance lessons! Soccer boots! Birthday presents!) and as parents the desire to both spoil them and teach them the value of money can get super confusing.

Enter Spriggy.

Spriggy is a prepaid debit card and mobile app for 8 – 18 year olds that helps parents and young people manage money together.

Using the Spriggy app, you can help your tiny tribe set up savings goals, allocate money to their card and follow their transactions in the app. Young ones can use their card to make purchases online or in-store, wherever Visa is accepted.

But a card is just the first step. The real challenge is for you to help kids navigate the world of cash. And yep, with an online gaming-obsessed nine year old, and curious 3 year old, this is a world I’m involved in every day.

Here are three mini money challenges I’m throwing down to help you pass on good financial habits to your kids.

 

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3 Money Challenges to Help Kids Learn About Money

1. Give them a budget — let them choose and pay

It could be at the bookstore where they get to choose and pay for a birthday gift for a friend. It could be out at dinner, and they get to choose their own meal and pay for it themselves. Inviting kids to make their own choices gives them hands-on experience both the power and opportunity costs of making choices with their money.

2. Set up a dream board

Kids want a lot of stuff. (Heck, mums do too!) To help them narrow down what they really want, get them to start a dream board on Pinterest where they can save photos of the things that inspire and make them happy. It could be pictures of guinea pigs, or quirky toys. Like they say: “visualising is the first step in making your dreams come true.”

3. Use new language about money

Fess up, have you caught yourself saying: “I don’t have any money”. “Beggars can’t be choosers”. “Money doesn’t grow on trees”. 🙋🏻 The truth is, these kinds of cliches aren’t actually true — and the connotation that money is a scarce and scary resource can actually contribute to money blocks for kids. Instead, take a more lighthearted approach. Rather than “I don’t have any money”, set up a visit to the mall with “We’re just getting things on our list today” or “We can look and make a plan”.

 

Side note: for more amazing ideas on how to be a great money role model for kids, check out Denise Duffield-Thomas of LuckyBitch.com.

The truth is, your kids starting their journey with money is actually an opportunity for you to continue yours.

How did you learn about money?

Did you parents pass on positive or negative lessons

 

This post was brought to you Spriggy — for more visit www.spriggy.com.au.

 

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C R E D I T S 

Kids Clothing — Gap Australia

Cupcakes — Two Mums Cake Co

Party Supplies — Born to Party 

 

Make Your Own Spriggy Piggy Mask [DIY]

June 23, 2017

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Get Crafty with Your Own Spriggy Pig Mask!

Rainy days are here and if you’re looking for a way keep the kids busy indoors you can’t beat this easy and fun DIY! Get bigger kids to help the little ones and they’ll never be boar-ed again! (Well… for a half an hour, at least!)

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1 | T O O L S    &    M A T E R I A L S

Spriggy pig graphic

Light pink Cardboard

Dark pink cardboard

Large paddlepop sticks

Craft glue

Scissors

Sharpie

 

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2 | M A R K  &  C U  T  C I R C L E   B O D Y
Use a medium sized plate to draw a circle on the light pink cardboard for the body of the pig.

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3 | C U T  O U T  E A R S
Draw and cut out a rounded arrow head shape for the ears of the pig.

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4 | M A R K  &  C U T  I N N E R  E A R S
Using the light pink cardboard ear shape as a guide, mark out a smaller version of the shape for the inner ear on the dark pink cardboard. Cut out a slightly smaller version of this shape.

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5 | C U T  O V A L  F O R  N O S E
Using the dark pink cardboard, cut one large oval for each nose.

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6 | G L U E  E A R S  &  N O S E
Using the craft glue, stick the dark pink ears and nose onto the light pink body.

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7 | G L U E  G L A S S E S  &  P A D D L E   P O P  S T I C K
Cut out the glasses from your Spriggy print out. Using the craft glue, stick the paddlepop stick to the back of the pig and the glasses to the front of the pig. Using the Sharpie, draw two little dots in the glasses for eyes. Enjoy!

 

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So What is Spriggy Anyway?

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Do your kids love buying stuff? Do they treat you like an ATM? Do you find that you never have cash to hand? Or that they keep using your card to purchase or subscribe to services online?

Anyway, shouldn’t they be working and saving their money for the things they want? But how do you keep track of their goals and progress?

Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com

Spriggy is a prepaid card and mobile app for 8-18 year olds that helps parents and young people manage money together.

Using the Spriggy app, you can help your mini me set up savings goals, allocate money to their prepaid Visa card, and follow their transactions in app. Young people can use their card to make purchases online or in-store, wherever Visa is accepted.

Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com

You can try Spriggy for free for a one month trial at no charge and extend that by inviting other friends through our referral program. After that, our cost is $30 per card per year. You can cancel for free at any time. Check out the Spriggy FAQS for more info.

This post was brought to you Spriggy — for more visit www.spriggy.com.au.

 

C R E D I T S 

Kids Clothing — Gap Australia
Cupcakes — Two Mums Cake Co

 

Introducing Philips Sonicare for Kids Toothbrush

May 13, 2017

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“I love brushing my teeth & want to spend more time doing it”
— said no kid ever.

The fact is between Minecraft, YouTube Kids and running around IRL, chomper cleaning falls way down any kid’s list of Fun Things to Do Today.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
What if you could make brushing teeth more fun than Roblox?
What if you could get them to take the time to do it properly?
What if they wanted to do it on their own without having to start WWIII?
Enter Philips Sonicare for Kids — a bluetooth-enabled electric toothbrush that will have your kids as obsessed with a shiny smile as they are with The Sims. Or that’s the plan anyway 😄

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Philips Sonicare for Kids: Making Brushing Your Teeth Fun Since 2017

So, how does it work? Simple really: witchcraft.
Joking!
Based on the fool-proof “if you can’t beat them, join ‘em” philosophy, Philips Sonicare for Kids turns brushing teeth into a game. Download the app, fire up the brush and you have everything you need to get your smallfry playing the game of polishing their pearly whites. Let’s show you how…

How to Use Your Philips Sonicare for Kids

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Step 1: Unbox the device & marvel at the awesome gender-neutral covers available to customise your brush. Quickly hide the stickers of the fluffy character Sparkly so you can use them as bribes rewards down the track.

 

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Step 2: Search for “Sonicare” in the App store / Google Play and download the Philips Sonicare For Kids app onto your phone or tablet for nada. Sync the Philips Sonicare toothbrush to your phone & enter in your kids’ name.

 

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Step 3: Hand the phone over to your mini me and watch the magic happen.

 

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Philips Sonicare for Kids Special Features

  • Two Kid-friendly Power Modes — with a 3-year-old and 9-year-old sharing the device using different heads, we had no complaints flipping with the two (appropriately gentle) power modes
  • KidPacer — wouldn’t this be handy when you’re trying to get them ready for school: fun sounds encourage kids to keep going the entire time to reach the dentist-recommended 2 minute time spent
  • KidTimer — OK, 2 min is a pretty big ask straight off the bat when you’re working with goldfish toddlers. The KidTimer slowly increases the brushing time over 90 days until you hit the 2 minute milestone

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What You’ll Love About the Philips Sonicare for Kids

Honestly, what’s not to love about less hassle for parents more fun for kids! At our place, my girls were totally down with gentle feel of the brush on their teeth (other electric toothbrushes feel like sandpaper, apparently) and they both loved tapping to receive prizes from Sparkly in the app.

 

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Oh and those extra stickers? They came in handy when it came time to bribe encourage them to clean their room too. Win.

 

C  R  E  D  I  T  S

 

1 | Valentine’s Dress: Milk & Masuki

 

2 | Winnie’s Dress: Milk & Masuki

 

3 | Valentine’s Hat: Billie the Kid Apparel

 

4 | Winnie’s Hat: Billie the Kid Apparel