PennyOwl – Education App Review

Hands-on money management with storefront and savings. Gives This A 4/5 Overall Rating.

Quick Content Overview of What Your Child Will Experience:

  • App Play Simplicity: 4
  • Level of Fear and/or Violence in App: 0
  • Amount of Sexual Content: 0
  • Level of Bad Language: 0
  • Amount of Drug Use and/or Smoking: 0
  • Amount of Consumerism: 3

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Apple App Store | Google Play | Amazon App Store

Some Things To Keep In Mind

Parents need to know that PennyOwl is an allowance tracker and curated store with interfaces for both kids and parents. After parents set an allowance for their kids and pay it weekly, kids can track what they’ve earned and shop for curated items from the virtual storefront, buying things directly from the app or asking parents for a payout. In the settings, parents can restrict the age-range maturity for the store items that kids see. Kids and parents can share a device, each logging on separately, or they can have linked accounts on different devices. Note: PennyOwl is one of Common Sense Media’s paying content partners (our media reviews are featured in parent accounts), but their app was reviewed by an independent writer working for a separate department.

PennyOwl is a Education app that is designed for those 8.  The app has an overall rating of 4 out of 5 and a learning rating of 3 out of 5.

PennyOwl is available for Free On The Following Devices:

iPod Touch


Our Thoughts on the Level of Engagement:

Virtual bank makes handling allowance easy for parents and kids. Kids can shop for items they’d like to save for, then choose when to spend the money they’ve earned.

The Support Level for PennyOwl is about a 3 out of 5.

Resources in-app and on the blog help parents teach their kids smart money management.

We’d like to thank C.S.M for providing some of the information on this page.