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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Centsables is a cartoon designed to teach young kids financial literacy principles. The program's curriculum focuses on the origins of money, banking basics, credit, investing, and the 3 S's: saving, spending, and sharing. Knowledge is tested throughout each episode with the "Quiz Kids Game." The cartoon is a compliment to the Centsables Financial Literacy Program, for people of all ages who wish to expand their knowledge of money.
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What's the Story?
THE CENTSABLES is about a team of six animals who are friendly employees at the Bank of Centsinnati by day, and stealth super heroes by night. They work together to protect the people of the town from falling into horrible financial traps. Led by secret agent Hank, Veloci-Rabbit, Toro-Nadu, Aquatique, Ursa-Major, Greenback, and Hurlwind stop crime by taking one villain down at a time. The group relies on their super speed, super strength, flying, and element control to also impart fiscal responsibility principles on the people of Centsinnati.
Is It Any Good?
This fun and innovative cartoon is filled with information that's sure to facilitate financial literacy learning. The Centsables is a retro-vibe cartoon that compliments its creator's financial learning program for young children, which also includes games and workbooks. While some parts of the series are slow paced, and seemingly predictable -- it's purposeful pauses to test children's knowledge creates a wonderfully engaging learning experience. This series is a learning lesson for the whole family and helps provide a strong foundation for understanding financial principles.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about all the vocabulary words shared in each episode. What new financial literacy word did you learn about today?
If someone gives you money, for your birthday or other special holiday, is it okay to spend the money or do you save it? What are the pros and cons of each?
- Premiere date: August 1, 2014
- Network: Kids Street
- Genre: Educational
- Topics: STEM, Superheroes, Numbers and Letters
- TV rating: NR
- Last updated: March 20, 2023
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