Failing. Not failed!
We are failing everyday and that is how a startup is different. It is a daily struggle to not be part of the ‘90% who failed’.
I started in 2012 and it has been quite a journey till Roo Kids Chat App. Always a right time to look back and revisit the lessons learnt. For the journey is not over yet.
Get Set, Go – The First Few Months in 2012
Gungroo was build with the vision of a safe & secure messaging for kids. That is how we started and that is what we are today. But somewhere along the way …
Private Family Network
The product started as a private network for families where an admin could allow kids logins to be created (without an email) and family members joining using their email address.
Online Contests for Kids help improve education results, improve intelligence or even a genius, make your kids brilliant thinkers and help with competitions. Especially, online art contests for kids.
Children live in a world full of imagination, they find it magical and through imagination they visit faraway places they have never visited before. Today kids have drifted away to the world of video games and such online games for kids; online games are fun but it does not offer anything for the kids to learn. As parents it’s imperative that you encourage them to get engaged in something creative like encouraging them to write stories or take part in art contests. Participating in art contests is a good way of expressing one’s vision and imagination about the world and the universe.
Art contests are a great way of learning life lessons, not to mention the fun factor it comes with. Every time a kid participates in a contest the kid is encouraged to work toward a specific goal that carries a deadline and comes with certain guidelines. This teaches them an important lesson on competition. The whole act of participating is very encouraging as it builds confidence that let the child move forward from ‘I can’t’ to ‘yes, I can’ mode. Whether the child loses or wins the very act of participating is very refreshing and fun. The mental exercise definitely helps improve their intelligence, make them brilliant and bring out the genius inside them.
If your kid is the kind who enjoys being online, then encourage your child to participate in online art contests. Winning prizes online are very exciting and the possibility of getting freer stuffs will keep the kids remain glued. Result? The children will inculcate a good habit of engaging in creative work. Online contests will improve their concentration level and helps them remain focused in whatever they do. Such contests are a good way of earning pocket money that has the potential of turning it into a probable lucrative way of earning large amount of dollars. The only precaution you need to take is to ensure that the online site offering the contest is genuine and safe for kids.
However, all programs are not recommendable and it is the parent’s duty to monitor them and make them watch safe programs.
To help you with some recommendable program that is safe for your kids, here is the best 5 ideas that you can try with:
1. Choose some interesting cartoons to watch
2. Select recommendable sports programs
3. Choose music programs that your child would love
4. Choose some play that has many kids in it and especially for kids
5. Select informative science programs
Improving your kid’s memory power is a challenging task for any parents. It is the skill that needs to be built stronger within every kid as they grow up.
It may become a challenging task for parents especially during the weekends when the kids are on holiday.
It is obvious that any kid may not like to stay at home and just watch TV during weekends when their school is on leave. Therefore, it becomes the major responsibility for the parents to entertain and keep their kids engaged with something useful.
Most of the parents plan to take their kids outing. Though there are many places to visit, the attraction you choose must be useful and entertaining. You can take your kids to museums, exhibitions, children’s park or wildlife park, adventure land, village restoration and more.
Origami Instructions HD is an excellent app that guides kids to create wonderful paper art, in a systematic manner. The instructions are elaborate and do not skip steps. The arrows showing how to fold the paper are easy to follows. The overall graphics quality is also very good.
Though the app does not have any learning material as such, the analytical skill that origami enhances makes it a very important app for every kid.
Kids love to play with real objects and nothing is simpler than folding paper. Expect your kids to stay busy and convert reams of paper in art.
While ads are an important way to monetize an app, they are always tricky in app that kids use. The ad appears where the kid will click often and this can lead to accidental clicks. Maybe a paid version should be provided which is ads-free. Something to consider in the next release.
Overall Rating: 4.0 – Review by Dinker Charak on May 2013
Cost (Android): Free
Download (Android): On Google Play
Reviewed Version (Android): 1.2.2
Reviewed Using (Android): Sony Xperia S (Android OS, v4.0.4 – Ice Cream Sandwich)
We review iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod), Facebook, Google Play (Android) apps with Learn + Fun theme for toddlers, preteens, tween and teens (1-15). You can see list of all app we have reviewed here. You can submit your app for review here.
Paper crafting is a fun, entertaining and learning activities for kids. Origami paper folding, tissue paper crafts, crepe paper crafts, etc are very popular and interesting paper craft activities that anyone can do at home and school. Kids like it a lot as it’s very simple and easy to learn too.
Basic materials needed:
- Color papers
- Marker pen
- Other accessories, depends on what you are making
Here is the list of the top 10 paper craft / origami activities for kids:
2. How to make a paper swan
3. How to make a paper frog
4. How to make a paper fortune teller
5. How to make a paper box
6. How to make a pretty dress
7. How to make a heart bookmark
8. How to make a table
9. How to make a cup cake
10. How to make a chair
Kids love paper craft and it is a Fun + Learn activity. Paper cutting is a good way to keep children busy at home, a great idea for kid’s party and for projects at the school.
It is also an amazing way to encourage their creativity. It is simple, easy, interesting and a fulfilling experience of crafting new things.
First things first: kids should be thought on how to hold and use scissors properly. Proper safety measures needs to be taught, children kept under supervision and then the step by step the procedure explained.
Basic materials needed:
- Color papers
- Marker Pen
- Other accessories, depends on what you are making
Here is the list of the best 10 paper cutting art activities that you can enjoy with your kids at home:
1. How to make paper Christmas tree
2. How to make paper butterfly
3. How to make paper flower
4. How to make paper snowflake
5. How to make paper airplane
6. How to make paper basket
7. How to make paper people chain
8. How to make paper lady bug
9. How to make paper duck
10. How to make paper plate jelly fish
Stay tuned in for the best 10 paper cutting activities for kids at school.
“Mummy said big NO and Tummy said big YES to my yummy yummy chocolate.”
I had an amazing experienced talking to children and some of my friends who love chocolate. And, the most interesting part is that everyone has similar sounding and yet interesting reasons for being chocoholic.
The joy and happiness of the taste as it melt in the mouth is something that makes the children feel like ‘Chocolate is a Heavenly Food’.
Well, it will be my pleasure to share their views with everyone and here is the 5 interesting reasons on why kids love chocolate:
1. Kids are sweet and chocolate are sweet in taste too. So sweet people love sweet chocolate
2. Cool stuff to eat! Kids don’t see chocolate as junk food
3. Easy available to buy and more often get it as gift from parents and friends
4. Irresistible smell and texture of chocolate
5. Want to keep their heart healthy
Chocolate comes with lots of sugar and saturated fat. Hence, allowing kids to overindulge is bad. You will get different varieties of chocolate and it is true that dark chocolate is good for heart. ‘A Chocolate a Day Keeps You Happy and Healthy’
Though Indian animated movies came a little bit later, there are quite few animated movies that are very entertaining and can become all time favorites.
Here is the list of my top 10 Indian animated movies:
1. Delhi Safari
Mixture of fun, entertainment and awareness, a group of heroes come together to fight against the destruction their natural habitat.
2. Arjun – The Warrior Prince
A legendary archer who fought one man war against a powerful enemy army.
3. Roadside Romeo
A very entertaining movie of young and handsome dog who once lived a luxurious life.
4. Lava Kusa – The Warrior Twins
Most prestigious animation movie ever made in India and the story is about Lava and Kusa, twins who were born to mother Sita.
5. Cheenti Cheenti Bang Bang
One can’t imagine how the fight of this two warring kingdoms of ants came to an end.
6. Ramayana – The Epic
It’s story prince Ram and his fight with demon king Ravan.
A small blue elephant who got separated from his mother and set a mission to take a revenge on his father death.
8. Koochie Koochie Hota Hai
Romantic love story of three young dog.
The movie is based on the central character of Bhima in the Mahabharata.
10. Toonpur Ka Superhero
A superhero movie especially for those who are big fan of Kajol and Ajay Devgan.