My daughter has grown up seeing me reading the papers and discussing with my husband the current affairs. We have also always been conscious of what we discuss in front of her because it isn’t age-appropriate. So how then, do we get our kids to understand all that happens around them? We tell you.
On Kidsstoppress.com we share news and other fun facts for kids on I Am Not Bored – India’s top podcast for kids. Here you can get your children to listen to snackable news content like why Russia went to war with Ukraine, to even fun knock knock jokes that are a great ice-breaker in schools.
In today’s episode, we talk about the economic crisis happening in Srilanka and why that is concerning. The idea brewed when my family and I were talking about it, and I thought it was an important discussion to have with my daughter to tell her how people are struggling and standing in long queues just to get milk. We always talk about how to parent in the 21st century, and how we get our children to have gratitude and stay humbled.
Don’t forget to listen to the entire conversation where we also talk to your children about important facts like what a financial crisis means, what inflation is, and how it impacts the country. Those are terms our kids don’t quite understand from the news they consume- so we simplify it further for you!
P.S If you are wondering how and when to plug in a podcast for your child, and get your kids interested – you could give it a try when your child is stuck in traffic, or when he/she is eating a meal. (Pssst. It’s also a great way to discourage screen-time during meals)
P.P.S If you are a parent who loves listening to podcasts, don’t forget to check us out on our other podcast channel – Kidsstoppress Podcasts – Your Parenting Happy Hour