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Rewarding Learning with Learn & Earn App

This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I’ll be honest and be the first to admit that I’m not above bribing my children. Whether it be good behavior, help around the house, or good grades, I’ve been known to reward them with cash or toys. I know not everyone will agree with my ways, but it’s proven to be effective for my household.

Reward learning with the Learn & Earn app! Fun learning for elementary-aged children.

What is Learn & Earn?

I was recently introduced to Learn & Earn, a Hiperware Labs Inc app, that incorporates learning into digital play for elementary school kids. The app offers fun learning in math for grades 1st – 4th with quizzes that cover hundreds of skills. And with a 500,000+ strong questionnaire, it should keep my little learners busy — for a while!

The Learn & Earn app has been designed to adapt to each child’s learning curve, so that every child can improve steadily and at a pace they are comfortable with.

What does Learn & Earn do?

I’m sure we’ve all been there. We download all these “educational” apps for our children, but they would rather be building in Minecraft or zombie-hunting in Plants vs. Zombies. Unfortunately adding and subtracting just isn’t as rewarding as using a pick axe to mine for blocks.

Learn & Earn makes math rewarding by motivating kids to meet learning goals set by the parent to earn real rewards. Parents can use or delete rewards already in the system or add rewards using an Amazon link or ISBN. Having the option to add in different rewards allows the child to take ownership and feel more inclined to earn their reward.

Reward learning with the Learn & Earn app! Fun learning for elementary-aged children.

In addition to choosing and adding rewards, the parents are in complete control of setting the rewards for time spent learning on the Learn & Earn app. When you first open the app, you setup the reward scheme for each child. For instance, “If my child does 10 minutes of math for 10 days, I’m willing to spend $10 in rewards.” Any of these values can be changed. For instance, “If my child does 10 minutes of math for 10 days, I’m willing to spend $20 in rewards.”

Drago, the app’s mascot, cheers your child on during math with gentle reminders. He also keeps tracks of goals and helps the child countdown to their reward. Once a goal has been met, the app initiates a purchase of the reward via Amazon.com and the parent is emailed to complete the purchase. No purchase can be made without the parent’s consent.

Why Does Learn & Earn Work?

Scientists have confirmed that children naturally get better at math or reading if they’re willing to practice every day. Parents recognize that tablets can be a great educational medium with hundreds of apps available at the touch of a screen.

Reward learning with the Learn & Earn app! Fun learning for elementary-aged children.

Each Grade has between 100 and 150 types of questions, all designed to meet or exceed the US Standard Core curriculum, organized into 20 to 30 Skills. Each Skill is associated with easy to identify icons designed for easy recall. You can work with your child to incorporate specific skills upfront as part of their reward or let your kids pick skills to practice on any given day.

Reward learning with the Learn & App app! Fun learning for elementary-aged children.

Learn & Earn also fosters a bigger lesson – learning what it takes to earn what you want. By setting a goal and assigning a value to that goal, it can help children learn the value of money.

And since children have a short attention span, little 10 minutes sessions are easy for them to complete. The Learn & Earn app uses constant motivation to gradually improve and sustain attention spans – rewarding children for getting closer to time-goals or for working towards them.

Where is Learn & Earn Available?

Right now the Learn & Earn app is only available for the Apple iPad, but they do have plans to expand to Android devices soon.

How Much Does Learn & Earn Cost?

Learn & Earn is $39.99 per year, or $4.99 per month. Kids can use the app free until they earn a reward. This is a great way for you to see that the app is working and that your children are learning.

My youngest son has been using Learn & Earn for a couple of weeks now and he enjoys seeing how much closer he is getting to a reward. I started out small so that he could easily earn a reward and I’m gradually making it a little harder. Every time he sees the days count down, he has to come tell me.

I love that my son still feels like he’s “playing” on his iPad when he’s actually learning. As parents we have to make learning fun. Learn & Earn definitely helps me do that.

Do you use any learning apps? I’d love to add more to his iPad.

Download the Learn & Earn app now!


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48 thoughts on “Rewarding Learning with Learn & Earn App”

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    My little man really struggles in math! I think this app would help him a lot.

  2. Amey Laud says:

    Would love to have your feedback and comments. The app is available on the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-earn-app/id1028326954?mt=8&at=1010l6To&ct=sbm
    ? Regards, Amey Laud
    Founder, Learn & Earn app

  3. Debra says:

    There are so many wonderful apps and programs out there to help encourage children to learn. It can really help with a child who is struggling – it makes learning a game and fun!

  4. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says:

    That’s a really great idea. Math is such a hard subject to begin with, making it more appealing is always a good idea.

  5. Amey Laud says:

    Thanks for your comment, Stacie. I like to say that many kids don’t like math because they’re not good at it and they’re not good at it because they don’t like it. So you often need an app like this to get out of this vicious cycle. The more kids use this app, even if they’re first motivated by the reward, they eventually start liking the math for its own sake. If you are planning on downloading the app, I would love to have your feedback.
    The app on the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-earn-app/id1028326954?mt=8&at=1010l6To&ct=sbm Regards, Amey Laud
    Founder, Learn & Earn app

  6. Michelle F. says:

    What a great idea! I am all for fun ways to learn.

  7. Amey Laud says:

    Michelle, Thank you for your comment ? If you are planning on downloading the app, I would love to have your feedback.
    The app on the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-earn-app/id1028326954?mt=8&at=1010l6To&ct=sbm Regards, Amey Laud
    Founder, Learn & Earn app

  8. Erica (@Erica's Recipes) says:

    I am all about bribery, and my son has a thousand hot wheels and matchbox cars to show for it. This program looks like a much better option – thanks for the information. I’ll be looking into it for sure.

  9. Melissa Pezza says:

    This is a great way to encourage kids to learn! So many kids just shut down when they’re having a hard time.

  10. Amey Laud says:

    So true, Melissa. I’ve said in an earlier comment here, that many kids don’t like math because they’re ‘not good at it’ and they’re not good at it because ‘they don’t like it’. So you often need an app like this to get them out of ‘shut down’ mode as you refer to it. The more kids use this app, even if they’re first motivated by the reward, they eventually start liking the math for its own sake. If you are planning on downloading the app, I would love to have your feedback.
    The app on the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-earn-app/id1028326954?mt=8&at=1010l6To&ct=sbm Regards, Amey Laud
    Founder, Learn & Earn app

  11. Valerie Gray says:

    What a great a to help kids save! It makes it so easy! Much easier than my system!

  12. Amey Laud says:

    Valerie, Thanks for your comment It certainly is an automated brownie point system for math. ?
    If you are planning on downloading it, I would love to have your feedback.
    The app on the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-earn-app/id1028326954?mt=8&at=1010l6To&ct=sbm Regards, Amey Laud
    Founder, Learn & Earn app
    Web: http://www.learnandearn.website
    Twitter: @parentingwand

  13. Michele says:

    It simply amazes me what can be learned using apps these days. Do I believe in rewarding children–I’m not sure but then I was the one always bribing my friends kids!

  14. Liz Mays says:

    I can see how setting some incentives would make a big difference. I like that the kids can work towards a specific reward.

  15. Amey Laud says:

    Liz, I agree with your comment about working toward a specific reward. In fact, we have found among our users that kids that pick their own reward are >300% times likelier to actually achieve their goal compared to when parents restrict the reward selection to something of their own choice. If you are planning on downloading it, I would love to have your feedback.
    The app on the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-earn-app/id1028326954?mt=8&at=1010l6To&ct=sbm Regards, Amey Laud
    Founder, Learn & Earn app
    Web: http://www.learnandearn.website
    Twitter: @parentingwand

  16. Debbie Denny says:

    I think this app sounds like it can help kids learn skills needed. I like incentives.

  17. Amey Laud says:

    Thanks for your comment, Debbie. ? If you are planning on downloading it, I would love to have your feedback. The app on the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-earn-app/id1028326954?mt=8&at=1010l6To&ct=sbm Regards, Amey Laud
    Founder, Learn & Earn app

  18. Pam says:

    Sounds like an awesome app! I love anything that makes learning more fun.

  19. Amey Laud says:

    Thanks for that, Pam. ? If you are planning on downloading it, I would love to have your feedback. The app on the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-earn-app/id1028326954?mt=8&at=1010l6To&ct=sbm Regards, Amey Laud
    Founder, Learn & Earn app

  20. Onica (MommyFactor) says:

    This can be a great tool to help families with kids who need some encouragement to “learn”.

  21. Christie says:

    Real rewards would definitely motivate my son to learn! I’m liking this app to try with him

  22. Amey Laud says:

    Would love to have your feedback. Its available at on the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-earn-app/id1028326954?mt=8&at=1010l6To&ct=sbm Regards, Amey Laud
    Founder, Learn & Earn app

  23. Shell says:

    I’m not above a little bribery, either- or incentive, as I like to say. ? I’ll have to check this out!

  24. Liz Mays says:

    It would probably work wonders for the subjects that might be a little less fun.

  25. Amey Laud says:

    Thanks for your comments, Shell and Liz, We are working on incorporating Reading as our next subject for the little ones. Also coming up is rewards from iTunes (“Do one week of math to earn a movie rental over the weekend”). Any suggestions ? The app is available for download from the App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-earn-app/id1028326954?mt=8&at=1010l6To&ct=sbm Regards, Amey Laud
    Founder, Learn & Earn app

  26. Nicole Escat says:

    I haven’t heard this before, is this for android? I wanna try it out.

  27. Amey Laud says:

    Nicole, We’ve launched for iPad but we’re working on an Android app next. If you would like to be informed once the Android app is available, please sign up at http://www.learnandearn.website/#footer so we have details about your device of preference. The iPad version is available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-earn-app/id1028326954?mt=8&at=1010l6To&ct=sbm
    ? Regards, Amey Laud
    Founder, Learn & Earn app

  28. jamie says:

    What a fun app!

  29. Amey Laud says:

    Thanks for your comment, Jamie. ? If you are planning on downloading it, I would love to have your feedback.
    The app on the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-earn-app/id1028326954?mt=8&at=1010l6To&ct=sbm Regards, Amey Laud
    Founder, Learn & Earn app

  30. Chrystal | YUM eating says:

    Kiddo has really been struggling with math. I just downloaded a bunch of homeschool stuff I found on Pinterest and we finally had break through last night. We were all so happy! We try not to use electronics because she has some learning and attention issues that are magnified when she’s on a device. She tends to get more focused on the game part and not the learning part.

  31. Amey Laud says:

    Chrystal, Kids are increasingly conditioned to the idea that their devices are for entertainment and it becomes hard for parents to undo that. The statistic is that most educational apps are used either never, once, or twice (and rarely more than that). So the child’s motivation is usually the biggest yet under-emphasized issue with educational apps in general.
    ?
    Regards, Amey Laud
    Founder, Learn & Earn app
    Download at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-earn-app/id1028326954?mt=8&at=1010l6To&ct=sbm

  32. Jeanine says:

    My daughter has always really struggled with math and reading, so theres a lot of things we’ve been trying. I think this app may be a great idea for her, so I’ll give it a try.

  33. Amey Laud says:

    Thanks, Jeanine. Would love to hear your feedback and comments. The iPad version is available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-earn-app/id1028326954?mt=8&at=1010l6To&ct=sbm
    ? Regards, Amey Laud
    Founder, Learn & Earn app

  34. Penelope says:

    I’m all for bribery! I work for personal satisfaction, but also because there’s a reward. It makes sense that kids would be likewise motivated.

  35. Amey Laud says:

    Thanks for your comment, Penelope. ? If you are planning on downloading it, I would love to have your feedback. The app on the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-earn-app/id1028326954?mt=8&at=1010l6To&ct=sbm Regards, Amey Laud
    Founder, Learn & Earn app

  36. Rosey says:

    $40 a year is really not that bad, all things considered. I’d give this one a try.

  37. Amey Laud says:

    Thanks Rosie. The app is free to use until kids earn their first reward. That’s the best way for parents to know that the app is worth their while (and for their kids, of course). A subscription covers up to 3 kids in a household. The iPad version is available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-earn-app/id1028326954?mt=8&at=1010l6To&ct=sbm
    ? Regards, Amey Laud
    Founder, Learn & Earn app

  38. Ann B says:

    This is a great app idea. I would have loved this when my kids were younger. I will have to share this with my friends with little ones.

  39. Jasmine says:

    Great app! Im all about education al apps

  40. Amey Laud says:

    Thanks for your comment, Jasmine. ? If you are planning on downloading it, I would love to have your feedback. The app on the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-earn-app/id1028326954?mt=8&at=1010l6To&ct=sbm Regards, Amey Laud
    Founder, Learn & Earn app

  41. Toni | BoulderLocavore says:

    I think any skill building app that is fun is a great way for kids to learn. More and more kids gravitate to online activities so learning online is a natural choice outside of school. This looks and feels like a game too!

  42. Amey Laud says:

    hanks for your comment, Toni. ? If you are planning on downloading it, I would love to have your feedback.
    The app on the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-earn-app/id1028326954?mt=8&at=1010l6To&ct=sbm Regards, Amey Laud
    Founder, Learn & Earn app

  43. Valerie Remy-Milora says:

    Rewards so wonders for kids (and adults) this looks like a cool app. I love that parents get to choose the rewards ?

  44. Allison says:

    A little bribe never hurt anyone, right? I think all of us moms do it from time to time. What a great way to encourage learning!

  45. Ellen ThatChicMom says:

    This app looks awesome, my kids love to earn stuff on games. I am going to try it out free to see if it is a good fit. I love when apps let you try first especially an expensive one like that!

  46. Amy @ Marvelous Mommy says:

    I love learning games. That’s all my kids play. That’s great how you can earn rewards!

  47. rachel says:

    What a super fun and colorful learning app! I’ll have to check it out.

  48. Shannon Gurnee says:

    That sounds like a really great app! I’ll definitely have to check it out!

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