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POSB has teamed up with Flying Cape to launch a gamified assessment tool, Smiley’s World of Smarts! Doing away with the conventional question and answer assessment, your child can have fun playing interactive games instead!
Based on the Multiple Intelligence (MI) Framework, Smiley’s World of Smarts aims to offer meaningful insights into your child’s unique MI profile as they navigate through 8 islands, each representing a different intelligences. Your child will encounter an age-appropriate series of mini-games, which will require tapping on their unique intelligences to complete each of the 8 islands. Depending on your child’s interests, they will be able to hone their abilities further through continuous game play, pegged to their competency level in the last round of play.
After your child has completed playing the games on Smiley’s World ofSmarts, you’ll receive a report on their results, together with tips on helping your child learn to their smarts. Additionally, this report will feature personalized tips on how to teach your child money matters.
The report details the progress updates at the end of each gameplay. Once all 8 islands have been completed, you will receive a comprehensive report on your child’s unique competencies and learning styles. Here, you will also receive personalised recommendations on ways to help your child get started on their Financial Literacy journey based on their age and MI profile.
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Developed in 1983 by Dr. Howard Gardner, professor of education at Harvard University, the theory of Multiple Intelligence assessment (MI) differs from the traditional notion of assessment solely via I.Q. testing. Instead, Dr. Gardner discovered there were 8 types of human intelligences which shapes the way children understand, process, and learn.
As parents, understanding our children’s multiple intelligences can help us make sense of their learning styles and facilitate their learning journeys as they grow. Help our children to learn better based on their smarts, even on money matters! By teaching them the value of money, you can help them develop good habits and prepare them for their future.
From the age of 4 years old, your child will begin to figure out and shape their
money habitudes. Therefore, it is a great time to start teaching your child how to
make sense of money when they are as young as 4 to 6 years old. Get started on
this journey by using simple activities to help them understand the value of
money and develop good financial habits in everyday activities.
For example, if your child is a kinesthetic learner (Body Smart), it be would great to introduce money through song and dance as they tend to grasp concepts better through physical engagement.
When your child is 7 to 9 years old, they begin to understand that you buy things with
money you earn, but they are still figuring out the bigger picture of how money really
works. One of the biggest steps in financial literacy is not just learning the concept of
savings but also how to identify the difference between “Needs” and “Wants”. Use
opportunities to share, teach, and experience together.
For instance, if your child is strong in interpersonal intelligence (People Smart), get them to plan the next family gathering and learn budgeting tips at the same time.
When your child reaches 10 to 12 years old, they should be familiar about managing
money and it is a good time to show them how to make good money decisions. To prepare
them for the digital world, find ways to let them try out cashless money transactions and
digital payment modes. Look for opportunities to allow them to explore their passions at
the same time.
For example, if your child has high naturalistic intelligence (Nature Smart), you could work with them to identify a cause they are passionate about e.g. conservation efforts, and organise a mini fund-raising activity for a charity of their choice.
Teach your child the value of money with Smart Buddy. Transfer allowance to them and let them manage their spending and savings, while you monitor their expenses.
Add on different features in POSB My Account to meet your kid’s growing needs, and personalise the account name for your kid’s savings goals