Every year during the festive times, I see my little one follow me everywhere I walk inside the house, trying to make sense of the preparation I make for the festivities, the efforts that go into each of those delicious traditional meals and the rituals that follow. “Why do we pray to Lord Ganesha,” she asks every time there is a pooja at home and “Why is Lord Rama so popular” she quips in midst of storytelling. That’s when it struck me that we need to get our kids to know more about our culture and festivals- than just forcing them to be a part of something they don’t understand! And here’s something that will not only do that but keep your kids entertained in the process.
About Culture Carousel:
Culture Carousel makes fun activity kits for children that make it easier for them to learn about Indian culture and the festivals in a fun and engaging manner.
The brains behind Culture Carousel:
Aaradhna Goel- a mompreneur and a graduate from the University of Michigan, who spent her childhood in Bangkok, knew how essential it was to stay connected to one’s roots and culture. When she became a mom, she ensures her daughters share the same love for the Indian festivals and enjoy the whole cultural experience, in a manner they love. And that’s when she decided to set up Culture Carousel.
Inspired by her daughters, she set up Culture Carousel that makes magnetic activity kits to engage your child and make them fall in love with our culture.
Culture Carousel’s magnetic activity kits come in the following themes: Recreate the Epic- Ramayana and The Birth of Lord Ganesha; Traditional Clothing of India; the Elements of Christmas and The Tale of Prahlad.
The pack contains magnetic boards, magnetic characters, props etc and illustrations that recreate the historic scene. These activity kits are designed to hone your child’s fine motor skills, creativity and linguistic development. With in-house designs and illustrations, Culture Carousel products are non-toxic and safe for kids (aged 3+) to use.
The products are priced starting at Rs 999 and go upto Rs 1799 for the various activity kits.
How to order:
At present, Culture Carousel accepts orders through MyBabyBabbles and Amazon and also through e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org. They are working on their own website that should be up very soon.
What makes Culture Carousel unique:
- A non-digital learning option for the kids is always welcome among parents and Culture Carousel fits the bill perfectly.
- The activity kits aimed at keeping kids engaged is a great way to introduce them to our festivals and culture- it’s like reading a book to them- only its a lot more engaging! We love how the kits encourage independent thinking and storytelling skills in the kids.
- Though the older ones can handle this on their own, you will need to sit beside the younger ones to make the learning more interactive and fun! And besides, you know they are going to ask you a dozen questions as you progress through the story! A great option for a fun family evening.
- The idea of a storytelling and activity kit merged into one is something we’re impressed with. It would just be great if parents had more options to choose from.
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This post is written in association with Culture Carousel