The entire world is fighting against corona pandemic, with all of us stuck inside our homes as "Janata curfew" or section 144 being extended for few more days.
Thanks to the smartphone and other electronic gadgets, we, adults don't feel bored, swiping through the endless memes and WhatsApp forwards. But think about the kids, how long they can keep playing confined to the four walls of the house. It is natural for them to shift focus on YouTube and cartoon channels. As a parent though you initially worry at the long hours being spent on watching TV and internet, you feel helpless. For one, they become cranky and restless if they are devoid of these gadgets. How do you confront this situation at home?
Those days when there was no TV and internet, we played a lot of board games and cards to pass away time.
But nowadays kids enjoy more when they are given a flashy gadget. How do we make them do something which is both productive and fun at the same time?
With this thought, we created this online space Kids Korner exclusively for the kids. Hope you like it.
Read and listen:
Earlier Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle offered their entire catalog free, till March 31st to help with social distancing.
For the younger kids among your network. Please share. Here are the links:
Amar Chitra Katha: bit.ly/ACKFree
Chandamama has uploaded some of their old magazines online in multiple languages. It is free to read/download.
Check them out here: https://www.chandamama.in/main.php
Amazon today canceled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link https://stories.audible.com/start-listen.
A new addition:
As part of #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks initiative, National Book Trust of India (NBT) has given about 90 PDF eBooks for free download. The same can be downloaded from here: https://nbtindia.gov.in/home__90__freebooks.nbt
Create and post:
Post your artworks, stories, videos or photos of your craft work.
Step1: Take pictures of your kids works. It can be a story written or an artwork done on a plain piece of paper; It can be a photo or video of your kids' craft work.
Step 2: Sometimes the pictures taken using smartphone camera may appear dark due to poor lighting. To increase the brightness you can take pictures using an app called "CamScanner" downloaded from play store. The app also helps in combining different pictures into a single PDF file.
Step 3: Login using your gmail or facebook account and join the channel Kids Korner. Then use the "Quick post" section and upload the works. Add a description and share it via social share buttons