This was the most “looking-forward-to” event in 2020 – going away for a short trip over a long weekend. We would get excited to go for coffee run before this happened to us. So you can imagine what a huge upgrade it felt like; leaving behind the city vistas and going to a place closer to nature.
As kids we played a lot of games and I just don’t mean outdoor games but also indoor ones. I personally had a huge collection of G.I. JOEs and HE-MAN and conjured up some crazy imaginative worlds within the confines of my home. But the one that really challenged me and my imagination was Monopoly. This game has broken friendships and family ties more than diplomatic breakdowns between two countries.
What we have realised is that books are something will not go out of style, no matter how much evolution you see in technology, even though it means “picking up” an audiobook. It might seem like a shortcut but her at least kids are getting engaged.
Screen time has dominated conversations in the recent past every time parents get together. Even on Pops In A Pod, somehow our discussions veer off on a tangent and we end up talking about screen time. So we decided to dedicate an entire episode on it, by calling it Online Content… but really it’s allContinue reading “Episode 47 – Engaging Kids – Online Content”
We continue with our ENGAGING KIDS theme for the month of October and in the second part of the series we will discuss music and it’s influence on kids. For this episode once again we are joined by Dr. Wilona Annunciation and along with her we also invited Vaishali Sudan Sharma, a marketing professional and a mother to a 6-year-old son.
One of the biggest challenges that parents face is engaging their kids. And it has become more pronounced during this pandemic, especially with work-from-home, house work and online schooling. All of this bundled up in a not-so-fun package, especially for us parents.
I think it is safe to assume that none of us, and I mean NONE OF US, saw online education coming, at least in the primary sector. Yes, we have the new ed tech companies mushrooming everywhere but your very own brick and mortar schools going digital that was hard to digest. And yet it was the need to the hour.