Children all over the world can now easily get their dose of daily news that’s relevant to them at TheWhizTimes.com, the online news, information and edutainment resource for kids started by the Singapore-based Whiz Times. The company claims it to be probably the first one of its kind in the world wide web.
“The Whiz Times provides for a fun, wholesome and safe environment for the entire family. Along with the fun, it aims to promote greater awareness of current affairs, comprehension, critical thinking and language skills amongst kids as well as offers a platform for them to express themselves.” said Shalabh Pandey, chief whiz at The Whiz Times. The platform offers digital kids with an immersive and interactive environment that gives them an opportunity to explore their world in a simplified yet entertaining and engaging manner.
The site is unique because it offers the kids in the digital world to explore latest news, and issues that are impacting the world around them today. “Digital kids can now explore the real world in a safe, fun, and intelligent environment- and in a manner that is easy to comprehend and share,” Pandey said. He also explained that this site can offer guidance to children who now have to follow the English Language curriculum being defined by The Ministry of Education that establishes greater emphasis on critical and independent thinking. “ It encourages higher exposure to issues that can get kids more aware and ready for the challenges of the 21st century,” he added.
Especially targeted at digital kids and families, the platform provides readers with the unique flexibility to segregate content based on age as well as content preference. In addition, kids also have access to fun, animated videos featuring key news highlights of the week, especially made cartoon strips, and hundreds of stories based on key happenings. Kids can earn reward points and are also encouraged to participate through quizzes, share their views on topics of interest as well as submit stories. Expressing the reason behind the concept, Pandey said, “The conceptualization of The Whiz Times came about as a parent when one realized the dearth of wholesome, intelligent content for kids- you often find content that is either too complex or in a completely inappropriate environment. The Whiz Times provides children and their families a safe, fun and immersive platform with anytime, anywhere access to information that can help them grow better and be more informed. We have just launched the platform and see this as a continuous journey of learning and evolving with new features and platforms that can be useful in getting our kids ready for the challenges of the 21st century.”