Edutainment for Kids

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Hard work and hard play are the same thing at the same time. Adults as well as our children are affected by this.

Due to our fast-paced modern lifestyle, we are constantly required to multitask. As a result, our ability to focus on a single task is greatly reduced. Because there is always so much to do in such a short amount of time, time is always an issue. Our children’s attention spans have become even shorter as a result of our fast-paced lifestyle, and educators are constantly looking for novel and efficient methods of communicating with students.

One strategy is to present the children with the right mix of education and entertainment; as educational entertainment.

What exactly is education? How does it work? How does it function? Edutainment is not a brand-new idea, believe it or not. An easy illustration of an educational activity is as follows: Do you remember going on school outings as a child? You and your friends went to a farm, zoo, or discovery center rather than spending the day in a classroom. You got to experience, hear, and see something new. You might even have seen a skit put on to spread important information. You felt excited about learning as a result. Even fun was there!

That is education! The term “education” is not brand-new. In fact, the computer industry is where it comes from. It is used to describe programs on CD-ROM that are mostly meant to educate children but also have fun entertainment elements. As you can see, edutainment can take many different forms. Edutainment can take the form of a school trip, playing a computer game, watching a puppet show, or even watching a movie. Popular educational television shows like Sesame Street and Dora the Explorer are excellent examples.

Children can learn through play in edutainment. The fact that edutainment lets children learn through play or leisure activities is its most important feature. Children have a natural desire to investigate and manipulate their surroundings in order to discover for themselves.

Children at the preschool level learn best through their own play activities rather than in a structured setting like a classroom, according to studies on early childhood development. As a result, many preschools are aware that children learn and grow socially, physically, and mentally best through open-ended play.

By “sneaking in” fun or entertainment into lessons, parents and educators can practice edutainment at home and in school. This could take the form of making skits, playing a role, solving fun puzzles, or incorporating songs and dance into a lesson.

Live stage shows that help to spread positive messages in a fun way are one type of edutainment. Stage performances that frequently make use of imaginative mediums and interactive tools are used to either personalize or incorporate key messages.

Today, a lot of large corporations and organizations are also using edutainment on stage to encourage young students to be positive. Creative shows that work and help achieve goals are created by professional production companies. In Singapore, for instance, the Health Promotion Board promoted the importance of good dental hygiene and the negative effects of smoking through two bespoke puppet and magic shows. A puppet show was also ordered by the Fire Safety Prevention Council to show students how important fire safety and prevention are.

Consider edutainment as an innovative approach if you are an educator, parent, or organization looking to teach children positive values or convey a significant message.