It all started with my son wanting to look up the tooth fairy on YouTube. No, he didn’t get to and I shudder to think what the results would have yielded. But it got me thinking on kids these days relying on the internet as their sole source of information. If this dependence on technology is starting to worry you as it is me, then maybe its time to get your kids hooked onto something else.
RobinAge to the rescue! RobinAge is a weekly children’s newspaper or glossy NewsZine designed to bring back the reading habit.
The content is informative and engaging focussing on little news articles (local and worldwide), current affairs, sports, relevant science and technology, the natural world and peppered with timely articles like Beating the Exam Blues etc. There are also interesting projects, small experiments, crafts that translate into cool gifts, fun recipes that kids can cook on their own and puzzles. This is not a typical
manageable completely, even vitamin.
children’s magazine with the usual jokes and short stories. Instead, RobinAge tries to bring a little bit of inspiration into our lives with real-life stories of people and kids doing weird and
Maybe its too much to expect my kids to go out and build a house with plastic bottles,
like the family in Brazil I read about, but at least its a small step in getting them thinking in the right directions.
Available in Mumbai in newsstands and railway stations. In bookstores in Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Thiruvanthapuram, Mumbai. Rs.12. Or subscribe online here. Click here to see a sample.
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