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  • What is the TD Bank WOW!Zone?
  • What do I need to visit the TD Bank WOW!Zone?
  • Why do things seem slow?
  • Do I need sound?
  • How often will TD Bank WOW!Zone be updated?
  • What can I do on the TD Bank WOW!Zone?
  • Where can I send my comments or questions?
  • How do I download the Lessons Plans?
  • How Can I Use the Web Site with My Child?

    What is the TD Bank WOW!Zone? ^ back to the top
    The TD Bank WOW!Zone is a website created to provide a fun and interactive place where children and teens can gain a better understanding of the value and worth of money. Parents can share the learning experience with their children by reading the stories and playing the games. And, educators can access suggested lesson plans for incorporating this information into their classes.
     
    What do I need to visit the TD Bank WOW!Zone? ^ back to the top
    The TD Bank WOW!Zone has been designed for use by the greatest possible number of users. We do everything we can to minimize access and download time while still providing an appealing online experience. To use the site, you should have:

  • Flash 5.0
  • Internet Explorer or Netscape 4.0 or better
  • Graphics card of at least 256 colors
  • Adobe Acrobat

     
  • Why do things seem slow? ^ back to the top
    The TD Bank WOW!Zone uses graphics and animation to make the stories more interesting. Even though these were all designed for the Internet, you might have a slow connection or be slowed down due to congestion on the Internet.
     
    Do I need sound? ^ back to the top
    No. Although our site does have some sound effects on it, you can still enjoy an exciting learning experience without it.

     
    How often will TD Bank WOW!Zone be updated? ^ back to the top
    Look for new games and stories to be added several times throughout the year. Unless you elect not to receive an e-mail from us, we’ll send you an e-mail whenever an update is made. (Remember, kids under 13 will need Parental Permission.)

     
    What can I do on the TD Bank WOW!Zone? ^ back to the top
    The TD Bank WOW!Zone will provide you with a better understanding of the value and worth of money.
  • Kids will want to follow the adventures of Penny Arcade, Tommy Nickels, Freddie Dinero and friends as they learn all about money and banking with Plazzy.
  • Teens can actually participate in the stock market where they invest $50,000 in fantasy money every month while they learn the ups and downs of the trading and investing.
  • Parents can share in the learning by reading stories and playing the games along with their child or children.
  • Educators can access some great ideas and downloadable suggested lesson plans for use in the classroom.

     
  • Where can I send my comments or questions? ^ back to the top
    Are there things you would like to learn about money or something you would like to see on the site? Do you have questions related to something you saw on the site? Contact Us!
     
    How do I download the Lessons Plans? ^ back to the top
    First, if you don't already have it, you will need to install Adobe Acrobat. Then, click on the Lesson Plan you would like to download. It will open as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf. Look on the tool bar for the diskette icon and click on it. Follow the prompts for downloading the file to your desired location.
     
    How Can I Use the Web Site with My Child? ^ back to the top
    Reading well is the cornerstone to learning for children. The TD Bank WOW!Zone stories are designed to help children learn about money and the importance of saving while also helping children to become skilled readers.

    To increase the learning experience for your child, we encourage you to:

    • Read the story with the child.
    • Encourage your child to say familiar words and phrases out loud.
    • Practice sounding out words your child may be having difficulty reading.
    • Provide the word your child is struggling with so that they don’t become too frustrated and lose the enjoyment of the experience.
    • Visit the site often and repeat reading the story, asking your child what he or she enjoys most about the story and its characters.
    • Talk about the story when you’re through. Share ideas about how you first learned to save and think of ideas together for how you and your child can practice what you have read and learned.
    • Each story is followed by a "Quiz Show" that allows your child to see how much they have learned from the story. You can take the quiz together and have fun remembering the story to solve the questions.
    • In the Game Room, you and your child can practice your knowledge about money and saving. We have created crossword puzzles and word scrambles, picture scrambles and a word seek and find... all designed to be exciting and challenging and fun! We have even created an online coloring book because sometimes you just need to play!

     
    If you need further information about TD Bank or the TD Bank WOW!Zone, please contact us at 1-888-751-9000 or e-mail us.

 

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