Comedian creatively engages children with Kiddies TV
As schools remain closed with no sign of reopening soon, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, school managements, parents and other well-meaning Nigerians have been devising ways of engaging children in productive ways that are also capable of driving away boredom.
The latest entrant into this endeavour is popular comedian, on air personality (OAP) and animator, Emeka Erem, popularly known as Ajebo, who recently introduced an e-learning YouTube channel for kids, called Giggles Kiddies TV.
The comedian, who has been championing animation as a form of entertainment and education for quite a while, explained that the issue of children continuous learning in this downtime has become of great concern to many parents, hence the need to key into every available platform.
Speaking on the channel, Ajebo disclosed that GKTV would educate children through fun, interactive shows and a wide range of curricular and extracurricular activities.
The channel, he said, will be taking into consideration the seven key areas of learning of early years kids, which are communication and language, physical development, personal social and emotional development and literacy mathematics in the comfort of their homes.
He said: “It is a well known fact that kids have unique learning abilities and are drawn a lot to visuals. One mission GKTV is out to achieve is to ensure that, while schools are shut down at this period, it is important that children continue learning in an environment of fun. That is why we have taken our time to fashion out interesting subjects using a medium that appeals to their sense of understanding.”
He noted that learning on this particular platform is absolutely free, and that all the kids need is an Internet enabled device to access GKTV’s YouTube page.
“With shows that teach phonetics, spelling, counting kiddies rhymes, fun educational songs and Nigerian cultural values, GKTV promises to keep your children/wards educationally engaged and entertained,” he said