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.
Education Magazines play an important role in India and it is one of the best source of latest information, knowledge and technology for everyone especially students and teachers. The main aim is to educate the public examination aspirants and students which also help to increase their ability skills, exam tips, GK, current affairs and many more.
Here is the top 10 largest circulated educational magazines in India:
The concepts of physics get an exciting place in Voodoo Head HD. With exciting levels and strategic role plays, this game is unique in its offerings of fun, learning and experience.
To save the adorable Voodoo Head, players need to device strategies based on the laws of physics and get combinations that unlock the gates. With 100 professional levels and 5 Voodoo Boxes, there is a lot to take back from the game. The game does help sharpen the cognitive and analytical skills of the games and puts him in a position that can be highly satisfactory.
Equipped with incredible characters and new levels of animations, Voodoo Head HD is a great game to have in your pockets. It is good to learn something while you are trying to kill time of boring bus journeys and lazy weekends.
The developer gets high credits for the graphical interface and the animated characters showcased in Voodoo Head HD. The graphics is simply mind blowing and the puzzles ensure that you stay engaged for longer. With voodoo Head HD, you can also hope to challenge friends and family members for a good gaming time.
Overall, Voodoo Head HD is a well made app that deserves downloading.
iPhone is one of the most sought after products at the moment. From kids to adult, the iPhone fever has caught up all across the globe.
Here is a list of a few fun apps which will ensure that you kids do not simply waste the time they are using the Smartphone:
This exciting app lets the kid sing along with the song while seeing the lyrics on the screen, or record or listen to the recorded songs.
2. Park Math
The math app will allow the kids learn mathematics in a fun way.
The educational app is addictive while making your children learn more advanced mathematics, matching and many more.
4. Zoo Train
Puzzle, matching, word recognition and many more, all in one app.
A great app which will help your child develop reading and writing skill.
Counting, matching, color recognition, differences, shapes, puzzles, a box full of fun.
Great app that help the children learn shapes and objects.
A great place to make the kid acquainted with various animal names and their sounds.
A combination of a number of educational activities.
Fun way of learning.
Science Fiction has always been a favorite among kids. A number of science fiction movies and their exceptional success is a proof of the popularity of science fiction movies among kids and adults alike.
Here is a list of some of the best science fiction movies created over the past few decades:
1. Star Wars: The Star Wars remains one of the most loved science fiction movies which is still one of the most popular ones among the kids.
2. Jurassic Park: It is one of the path breaking dinosaur movies and is still considered among the top sci-fi movies ever made.
3. E.T. the Extra Terrestrial: An adorable movie of the friendship of a kid with an E.T., this is a tale that will bring tears to your eyes.
4. Independence Day: One of the most successful movies ever made on the topic of alien invasion, it still remains one of the best.
5. War of the Worlds: Another exceptional movie on alien invasion, it is a must watch.
6. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: A comedy sci-fi movie which has all the elements to become a fantastic child movie.
7. Back To The Future Trilogy: An exceptional tale told over three movies, you simply can’t miss this.
Reading is certainly a good habit and an important habit which you must inculcate in your kids. To develop their interest in reading, you can start with stories.
Researchers have proved that kids who have spent time with their parents while they were reading, become better at studying and reading. But most of the kids consider books as boring. Thus, a better alternative are animal magazines.
Since magazines include lot of pictures and are easy to read, kids find them interesting, especially the animal magazines. So, give your kid an information oriented magazine with fun facts about animals.
Here are the top 10 animal magazines for your kids:
For those having a keen interest in marine life and hope to maintain the best care for their aquarium species, this app comes as a thorough encyclopedia. From biological data to care sheets, Aquarium Organisms has it all for easy reference.
The app size is large (121 MB) and may take some time to download.
Aquarium Organisms is a complete guide to keep your marine sanctuary in the best of conditions and providing the residents with the best possible alternatives. With an advanced database, you can hope to find information on anything that you could wish to keep in your glass box. All the data is maintained by fishtanklab.com and could be accessed from anywhere and at anytime. If you are visiting a local fish shop, this app could be a great guide.
Aquarium Organisms is a serious app for marine creature lovers. It is really interesting how the database has been integrated and displayed. One can even bookmark organisms for a quick access later.
Based on the database, more than 800 aquatic plants and animal species have been listed with Aquarium Organisms. Searching for the one of your choice is easy and one can even share interesting information via Twitter integration.
Overall, Aquarium Creatures is a great app for aquarium lovers. It is a guide that every owner must have.
Aquarium Organisms By Maurizio Giunti
Overall Rating: 3.0
Review by: Wairok Makunga on 16 December, 2013
Reviewed Version: 2.0
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.
Anxious parents are often running a flashlight to locate the answer to their question. I became that answer to my neighbours whose daughter I was asked to ‘speed-coach’ shortly before her exams. She is a smart, caring, responsible ‘older-sister’. I know this because it shows up in her social interaction patterns – the way she babysits her younger sister or in the way she helps her grandparents in their gardening projects. She was having some trouble with the subject we all love to hate -Math.
I gave her an English sum (yeah that is possible!) where she has to solve or rather guess the right word based on clues given by the quizzer. The easiest way to guess the right word is through the process of elimination and having deep understanding of English language. Sounds complicated, well it was! But it was FUN too.When one’s mind is engaged in making connections eliminating impossible letters and using deductive reasoning to substitute alphabets one can arrive at the right word!
The idea behind the test was to gauge the child’s ‘meta-cognitive skills’- to understand if the problem lies in the comprehension of sums, the basic knowledge of formulae or cognitive dissonance(in terms of incongruent thought patterns or irrational thinking). As suspectedthe problem lay in none of the above! She really is a bright one. Her problem was the application of the formulae in the right sum and situation. Further tests showed that she was scared to go beyond what she understood of the concepts. Given different, new conditions, her confidence fizzled out. I introduced new conditions by deeper questioning of the concepts she used to solve a problem – the how-s and the why-s. The same sum packaged in a different wrapping and she was unable to even hazard a guess that the same question was being asked. She seemed to fear risking trying out a hand-made process to a slightly different question.
This incident raises the question if children are afraid to tweak their method to suit the purposes of the new changed scenario. Studies show that there are age-related, cultural and gender based differences in risk taking behaviour. In fact, the level of risk taken in different situations by the same individual is different. The same child who is so hesitant to seek out new ways to solve an algebraic problem will not be scared to try out a new cuisine or even a drastic haircut!
The ‘risk’ aspect depends on how the people around us will interpret the outcome. People are more forgiving of a bad haircut or a questionable fashion tastes than faring poorly in the final exams, or trying out a new move in the last football match that leads to defeat. We gauge the possible future reactions to our actions through our prior experiences and knowledge. The all important question then becomes that — are we as a society pushing our children to take normative decisions only and discouraging them from digressing into the unknown?
One way to overcome this lop-sided, safely mapped pedagogy is to encourage children to study all subjects as different aspect of the same concepts for a better and deeper understanding. It is also very important that they generate creative ideas to find new solutions to the same problem through different methods and to inculcate real life scenarios in education to breathe life into textbook questions.
As a teacher, I am learning too. This incident has been an eye-opener for me. It teaches me that not all my students are at the same level of risk-taking and idea-generating despite being on the same platform of knowing a formula. And that can go a long way in their final performance!
If your child has started going to school, then the most challenging tasks for every parent is to make them study well. It is very difficult to make the kids understand the importance of the education and also make them grasp the things easily.
To help you with some tips to make your kids study well, here are a few:
2. Try to teach them the alphabets and numeric with songs and activities
3. Try to engage them with some games that are especially meant for learning alphabets
4. You can make use of the mathematical games to make them learn numbers
5. Teach them more rhymes with music