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Max and Ivy enjoy Spending, Sharing & Saving

Max and Ivy help with chores to earn rewards for their new money boxes. But, can they fill up their money boxes fast enough? And will Max and Ivy learn to spend, save and share their money? Play and imitate Max and Ivy with your very own story book and set of spend, save and share money boxes.

Each money box set contains:
Spend money box
Share money box
Save money box

Buy Max and Ivy enjoy Spending, Sharing & Saving set here

Price £19.99 Available online Amazon.co.uk and www.enjoywithmaxandivy.com

Bizziebaby Silver Award Winner 2022 Educational Toys & Pre-School Toy Categories

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Max and Ivy enjoy Spending, Sharing & Saving Reviews

Product Tested By Kirstie Jones-Newton – Axel & Loxley – 7 & 5 Years

Kirstie Awarded The Max and Ivy enjoy Spending, Sharing & Saving 5/5

The money boxes and story looked great and my children were really excited, they couldn’t wait to read through the book and put some money in the boxes. It was well packaged and well presented. I think this is a brilliant concept, aiding the different types of saving with a book to help childrens understanding means that the children ‘get it’ a lot easier. My eldest son (age 7) was keen to add to the savings box and my youngest (just turned 5) was keen to add to the spend box. My youngest (age 23 months) is too young to really understand but enjoyed listening to the book). We had to re-iterate several times what the share box was for and how we would use this but they eventually got it. My children were keen to listen to the story and liked the illustrations. They were keen to think up jobs that they could do in order to earn money to go in the boxes. We had to come up with a list of jobs they were responsible for and how much they felt each job would be worth, they enjoyed doing this and putting the money in their choice of box. My children are still learning about what an ‘income’ is and sharing with others is something we are equally working on, the share box as a result isn’t quite as full as the other boxes however the concept of this in the story is very clear. The children are still to spend the money they have in the spend box as they want to fill the box up like in the save box so that they have enough for something else, I have allowed them to do this as they want to buy some computer games which are a little more expensive. The children are very keen to save up now, they are aware that they can get something bigger if they save their money up, they also like the idea of putting the money they do save when the box is full into their banks – they feel this is ‘very grown up’. Generally speaking yes, they do now have a better concept of money and earning it by doing jobs, it adds a physical and kinaesthetic aspect of learning how to save. They have enjoyed filling the boxes up and can see that working hard on chores gives them the chance to do this. The quality is good as they really do look good and friends have complimented them and the concept behind the idea HOWEVER after a couple of days the bottom fell out of the save money box and I had to glue it back on. We use the boxes every day when the children earn money for their chores. The children loved the boxes as they ‘fix together like Lego bricks’. I like the overall concept, it gives the idea of saving and sharing an exciting feel and I like that my children can see that they have achieved something as the money is building up. As mentioned previously, the set looked good quality however the base fell out of one of the money boxes and so I had to glue it back together, this was quite early into using the set and so it wasn’t even particularly full. I feel the item is good value for 1 child families and I would happily spend £20 on the set, I would quite like to be able to buy an extra set of individual boxes though so that my children could have separate spend and save boxes and a joint ‘share’ box. I would happily purchase this item, that said I would like to have the option to purchase individual boxes, this would be a good option for families with multiple children like myself as then the children would have their own but a joint ‘share box’ which would make it 1. A little fairer and 2. A little more exciting for each child earning the money. 3. More cost effective for larger families as I likely wouldn’t spend £60 on buying 3 of the sets for all 3 of my children. I would recommend as the item is a lovely concept and very family friendly. Over all as an individual purchase for a 1 child family I feel the book and money boxes are truly a lovely product and would make a brilliant gift, I actually plan on purchasing a set for my nephew as I think he would really benefit from learning the value of money. Lovely story, clear and consistent explanation behind the story. Nice opportunity to encourage saving and sharing and a really good concept. Child friendly too. Kirstie Jones-Newton – Axel & Loxley – 7 & 5 Years

Product Tested By Erin Parnell – Elara 5 Years

Erin Awarded The Max and Ivy enjoy Spending, Sharing & Saving 4/5

Boxed nicely, colourful Elara was very excited to open it. I really liked the concept, especially the share. We really enjoyed sharing this concept with her. Elara enjoyed the story and was very curious, she was excited to empty her other money box and split it between the 3 boxes. She wants to fill them all up before using any. Yes this did inspire Elara to do chores sometimes, although she is a very helpful child anyway, and does it to be kind and not for money, but we do use it as a tool to get her to do some chores when she might be a little reluctant. Elara did discuss it with her friend, she explained how she earns pocket money and that she is saving up for a big present. We are still saving not spent any yet. My daughter wanted to save lots and lots, and share between all the boxes. Unsure on this one, she is only 5. But she is aware that things cost money, and that mummy and daddy have to work to earn money. She likes to sweep the floors and help make dinner, but as previously stated she likes doing this to help and not always for money. Really nice quality money boxes, tactile and fit together nicely. We use these weekly. She liked the colours, and when reading the books we discussed what each concept was. I really liked sharing the ideas and concepts with her about saving, sharing and spending. Was nice to separate them and discuss. Really nice box set, colourful packaging and the contents book and boxes were high quality. I do think £19.99 is a little too expensive for most budgets. I personally would not purchase mainly due to the price. I have some friends who would really like this and enjoy reading and sharing it with their children, in fact I have already recommended it to some friends. We really liked the boxes and the book, the ideas and concepts the only off-putting thing is the price. The box was really colourful and enticing. We enjoyed opening it to see the 3 colourful boxes, spend, save and share. The book was of high quality and we have enjoyed reading the story at least once a week. We are filling up the boxes until we use the money inside, which will take quite a while as they are a good size. It is a special gift to for a child to help them learn and understand the concept of money, and spend, save and share. Erin Parnell – Elara 5 Years

Product Tested By Julien Spark – William 6 Years

Julie Awarded The Max and Ivy enjoy Spending, Sharing & Saving 4.7/5

This looked good when arrived and liked the money box designs and the book. I think the idea is great as always trying to teach William the importance of earning money and saving for something special he wants. William enjoyed the story and made him think how he could get money to put in the money boxes to save. This was a great aspect as now William is keen to do chores around the house to earn money to put in his money box. This is a gradual process as my son is understanding the value of money, importance of earning his own money and being able to share with others too. Since receiving this he has worked hard and saved and recently used some of his money to buy his new baby sister a gift. He felt so proud he had purchased himself with his own money. My son is learning about how to manage and save and presently apart from purchasing a gift for his new sister he is saving hard for Christmas. I think this has given him confidence and inspired him to want to purchase things with his own money which he earned. Well he adds his pocket money and then earned income into the relevant money boxes. I do think this set has really helped William understand the concept of money more and that mum and dad go out to work to earn money for the whole family. He has a totally different attitude to money now which is good. The money boxes were good quality and easily fitted together so could be kept neat and safe in William’s room. William now has it all worked out with separate money in each box and when he completes his cores he decides which box to add his hard earned money in. I think William loved the aspect of offering to do chores to earn his own money the most and now asks grandparents if he can do any chores to earn more. I thought the idea of this set was innovative as not only does it help your child to understand money does not grow on trees, it gives them the confidence to know they can earn their own money and also helps them to understand the importance of sharing and giving to others. Quality of the set is good. This is a little on the expensive side, but for what it has taught my son I would say worth the investment. I would recommend as I like the concept and what it teaches children about money. Good product and has given my son the incentive to help out more around the house and family as well. Julien Spark – William 6 Years

Over all as an individual purchase for a 1 child family I feel the book and money boxes are truly a lovely product and would make a brilliant gift, I actually plan on purchasing a set for my nephew as I think he would really benefit from learning the value of money. Lovely story, clear and consistent explanation behind the story. Nice opportunity to encourage saving and sharing and a really good concept. Child friendly too.

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Kirstie Awarded The Max and Ivy enjoy Spending, Sharing & Saving 5/5

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