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Watch together- TV, Games, DIY and everything else!

Kids mostly watch TV/gaming, disconnecting themselves from the real world. As they are online anyway, the idea is to channel and connect.

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  • Parent/Caregiver

Tell us about your idea

Kids spend a lot of time watching TV shows, gaming, isolating themselves from parents and world outside. They half-heartedly attend the online classes, ready to go back to their shows when the classes are over. While ideally we would want them to play and exercise, it is hard to argue and fight when there are too many devices lying around. As their generation is entirely connected to the net and watch movies, they should have a "watch together" class, with teachers having discussions after watching specific movies and can allow the students to vote for shows they want to watch! Learning can be generated from any kind of content. You can let a kid watch harry potter and teach them about how brooms were made, where paper and ink generated, how owls fly - anything! This allows guided watching, social connect (though online), engagement in lessons and also enjoying their favorite shows! 

By allowing the child to learn through their favorite choices, the group has the ability to create positive influences and allow constructive ideation in the child's mind.

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

Schedules and strict lesson plans that have too little impact on real life.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.

I had few teachers who never taught us anything inside a classroom - in a good sort of way!. 

They made us sit under the trees, let us play and we learnt both english grammar and math. Example: we were asked to build any item with straws - and we learnt tenses by telling the teacher what Ana built....  what she might do next. They taught us through activities we liked doing - playing, jumping and scribbling on the wall(which we did paint off later). This generation needs folks and mindset of accepting that kids like tv, gaming and spending time online - lets channel that. 

What region are you located in?

  • South-eastern Asia

Where are you located?

India now

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Hi Srividhya Sankar 
I'm Sarah, one of the Community Coaches. Thank you for inspiring us with your brilliant idea. I can see your deep desire to create opportunities for immersive learning beyond a child's online classes, and creatively involving parents in this process. This will be additionally advantageous in helping parents and children bond with each other, especially the older groups (preteen and teens).

All the very best!

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