From overdraft fees to interest rates, learning about money in the real world can be tough. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could save yourself, and your bank balance some heartache by going through the financial rites of passage in a virtual world?
Well, The Teleporter Adventures uses VR technology to teach kids the basics of money management. Part of Start Smart, Australia’s Commonwealth Bank’s free financial education programme, the tales make use of The Teleporter – Google’s cardboard VR headset.
The best part? The Teleporter Adventures don’t cost a thing. The stories can be downloaded as a PDF or used as an app. Schools are even using the book and headset as part of their curriculum.
Knowing the difference between wanting or needing shoes at age 7 – now that’s what we call life skills.