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.
Watching television series is as interesting as watching movies or reading comic books. Children’s television series are more entertaining, dramatic and lot more into learning program.
Here is the list of the top 10 children’s animated and comedy television series of all time:
1. SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series, created by Marine Biolgist and animator Stephen Hillenburg. It’s very popular series with lots of adventure, focused on an energetic sea sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea.
2. Adventure Time
Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. It’s rated the most successful series for Cartoon Network. A boy named Finn and his magical dog set out to become righteous adventurers in the Land of Ooo. An awesome series to watch.
3. Power Rangers
Power Rangers is a long-running American entertainment and merchandising franchise build around a live action children’s television series featuring teams of costumed heroes. The powerful rangers superheroes wear color-coded skin tight spandex battle suits and helmets with opaque visors. Go Go Powers Rangers!! It’s a great kids show.
4. Sesame Street
Sesame Street is a children’s television series and is known for its educational content, and creativity communicated through the use of Jim Henson’s Muppet. The show capture millions of children’s attention and turns out to be most popular educational television program.
5. Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie is an American television sitcom, created by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen. The whole series focuses on a Denver family and The Duncans, as they try to adjust to the births of their fourth and fifth children. Full of laughs and entertainment.
6. The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series and the series is set in a fictional universe where some people can manipulate, or “bend”, the elements of water, earth, fire, or air. Only one person “the Avatar’ can bend all four elements and can maintain the balance in the world. A great must watch!!
7. Ben 10
Ben 10 is an American media franchise created by Man of Action, received wide critical acclaim and won three Emmy Awards. The franchise is about a boy who acquires a watch-like alien device called the Omnitrix that allows him to turn into alien creatures. With his powerful weapon, he fight against the evil and crime.
8. Thomas and Friends
Thomas and Friends is a children’s television series about the engines and other characters working on the railways of the Island of Sodor. The series is based on The Railway Series books written by the Rev.W.Awdry.
9. Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb is an American animated comedy-musical television series. The series follows Phineas Flynn and his English stepbrother on Summer vacation. Every day, the boys embark on some grand new project which annoys their controlling sister, who frequently tries to reveal their shenanigans to their mother and father. The series follows a standard plot system and usually leaves their sister very frustrated.
10. Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American animated television series created and produced by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. The series follows the adventures of protagonist twelve-year-old Aang and his friends, who must bring peace and unity to the world by ending the Fire Lord’s war against the other three nations.
‘Monthly Search Trends’ shows search trends for the month for specific set of categories. It allows you to see the trends for past months too. A useful app to stay in touch with what’s latest and stay on top of events and information.
For any kid who is keen on staying on top of current affairs, this app provides an easy way to stay on top of the trends and be a source of useful information.
The large body on content, easy to use user interface and variety of categories makes this app a way to keep occupied and engaged for a long time.
The app does not have way to filter out search terms. There is a slight risk on inappropriate search trends showing up in the app. Though it is rare that inappropriate terms will trends, but a way to stop would be a useful feature.
Overall Rating: 3.6 – Review by Dinker Charak on June 2013
Cost (iOS): Free
Download (iOS): On iTunes
Reviewed Version (iOS): 1.0
Reviewed Using (iOS): iPhone 4S
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.
With the growth of Comic books (and Graphics novels) industry and a successful Comic Convention held in Bangalore, this art form is garnering more interest by the day.
In keeping with the theme, I would like to share my favorite movies based on characters from comic books, stories told often in comic books or adapted as comic books.
This list not strictly a list of ‘Comic Book Based Movies’, but in coming days, this theme will dominate Bollywood and we will have some true movie adaptions.
Here is the list of the top 5 comic-book based Bollywood cartoon movies for kids:
1. Chhota Bheem
2. Bal Ganesha
4. Little Krishna
5. Return Of Hanuman
See this post Top 10 Indian (Bollywood) Movies For Kids, this post Top 5 Animated Movies of 2012 for Kids, this post Top 10 Indian Animated Movies and this post Top 10 Bollywood (Indian) Musical Movies for Kids.
We love to be around kids, but at times we wonder how to entertain them. Or, at times we are not even sure what to do when we spend time with them.
I would love to share some of the exciting things that you can do with your toddler and have a fun time with them.
Here is the list of the top 10 games to play with toddlers:
1. Sing And Clap
Time to hold their hands and clap together. Let your kid sing along and this will also help them to learn the language fast. You can sit face to face and clap happily.
2. Magic Of Sound
Toddlers enjoy listening to different kinds of sound. You can play toddler rhymes, videos or use musical toys to improve their listening skills. You can repeat the words along with the kids.
Dancing is a very good physical exercise for toddlers. Your kids need at least 2-3 hours of physical activities every day. This will keep your baby healthy and strengthen the muscles and bones. Play favorite song and dance or marching to music so that your kids follow the same.
4. Hide and Seek
Your toddler will love to play hide and seek and they will find it very interesting too. You can play simple things like hiding under blankets or covering the face with towels. You can surprise your toddler with variations of this activity.
5. Building Blocks
Kids love this game. Let them start with simple and easy ones so that they will get confident and get more interested. You can show them the steps to build and ask them build on their own. This helps to increase concentration power and creativity.
6. Catch Me
Catch me if you can! Make them to run behind you or you run behind them, pretending as if you are trying your best to catch them.
7. Drawing Activities
Just give them pen, paper and you will be amazed to see what they draw. Encourage them and appreciate their work. You can teach them basic and simple shapes. Try Gungroo’s sketching app, My Sketch Roo.
8. Count And Compare
9. Water Play
Kids enjoy playing with water. You can set up water play activities in bathtub, spraying water in garden, funnels, etc. You can really have a good time with them. Make sure you never leave them unattended near water.
10. Soft Toys
Soft toys are toddler’s best friends. Play together with their toys, pretending toys have come alive and are speaking, dancing, singing.
Due to an excellent audience response, comic-book based movies are being made more often.
It’s real fun to watch the great comic superheros come to life in a theatre. Here is a list of some of the best comic book-based movies of all time.
Here is my list of the top 10 comic book based movies of all time:
1. Iron Man 3 (2013)
2. Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
3. Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy (2005-2012)
4. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
5. Superman: The Movie (1978)
6. 300 (2007)
7. X2: X-Men United (2003)
8. Batman (1989)
9. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
10. He-Man (1987)
It is true that kids are unpredictable and are full of fun and entertainment. Sharing an amazing toddler videos of the Harlem Shake.
Here is the list of the top 10 Harlem Shake Toddlers Version:
The Harlem Shake meme is a video in which a group of people perform a comedy sketch accompanied by a short excerpt from the song Harlem Shake (recorded by American DJ and producer Baauer).
The video was replicated by many people, using the same concept and this rapidly led to it becoming viral in early February 2013. I would like to share the best kids version of Harlem Shake videos based on most funny, entertaining and top view.
Here is the list of my top 10 Harlem Shake kids Version:
Bollywood movies has it’s own unique identity and known all over the world for being musical. We are witnessing an increase in the numbers of movies being made for educational, emotional and entertainment needs of entire family.
I have selected the best and all-time favorite ten Indian musical movies for kids. Here is the list of the top ten Bollywood (Indian) musical movies for kids:
1. 3 Idiots
“All is Well!” 3 idiots is the highest-grossing Bollywood movie of all time in India.
2. Tare Zameen Per
The story is all about an eight year old boy who is thought to be a troublemaker. Then a new art teacher, with patience and compassion, discovers the real talent/problem.
3. Chak De! India
The movie is about an Indian Hockey captain who led the women’s team to the Gold, restored his reputation and to be welcomed by those who had shunned him and his mother years before.
4. Koi Mil Gaya
This movie is considered to be Bollywood’s very first musical sci-fi thriller movie. A famous scientist’s son and his friends try to help the alien return back safely to the place where it belonged.
5. Munna Bhai MBBS
Munna Bhai, who lied to his father that he is a doctor, is trying to make amends. Along the way he and his friends try to help others.
Great family movie. The story is about parents who tried to provide for their sons with the hope of seeing then succeed and support the parents in old age. But, things do not go as planned.
7. Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke
Full of fun, the story is about a young, single and handsome guy called Rahul and how he takes care of three kids and balances his love life.
A heart touching movie about a young boy who is a farmer’s son. He is passionate about cricket and wants to beat the odds.
All time favorite, heart touching and must-watch movie.
10. Blue Umbrella
The movie is about a little girl called Binya and how she was attracted to a blue umbrella.
Especially after High school, your child need your support and guidance more in making the right decision of their career path.
Here is the best five tips for helping your child in choosing the right career path:
1. Understand what your child is interested in and what she/he is good at
But, avoid assuming that your child will be happy with whatever you decided.
2. Encourage your child to come up with own opinion and a plan about the career path
Always have a open discussion about his choices and help his understand the pro and cons.
3. Do due research about the scope of the chosen career path
Investigate and get all the possible information needed to help your child. You child’s decision should be educated one. Even if they are choosing a risky career, they should be aware fo the odd or the challenge in front of them.
4. Consult the expertise or extended family members who are knowledgeable in the chosen field
Network, network and network to bring experienced people to counsel your child.
5. Encourage your child to talk to school or college teachers whom they trust and get their opinion
Schools are where careers are formed. The teachers have seen it before and peers are often better networked than the parents.