Bhubaneswar: The COVID-induced lockdown restrictions have been lifted to a large extent and most activities have resumed, but the Odisha government is yet to a decision on reopening schools for primary students.
Children are missing their school time and (frankly) most parents have run out of ideas to keep their wards occupied. They are still struggling to find meaningful and engaging activities for their kids while juggling responsibilities.
Here, online hobbies classes under the able guidance of qualified teachers comes into play. We bring you some online hobby classes which could help to keep your child engaged in innumerable activities like music, drawing, art & craft, storytelling, dance, exercise, yoga, teaching the tricks of board games like chess and many more.
The App offers free hobby classes and workshops for children between 3 and 12 years. It is a one-stop platform for on-demand extracurricular learning. Expert instructors conduct classes in visual arts (coffee painting, calligraphy), performance arts (dance), crafts (3D modelling), literature (storytelling with puppet making), interactive GK, pottery, and flameless cooking. In addition to live classes, the platform also offers DIY activities, audio and video guides, and contests. These sessions are live the best part is you can watch the recorded versions also in your free time.
You may have come across adverts on this in your social media pages. The Oda Class is an interactive platform with the most advanced technology and Dual Teacher System – master teacher and academic mentor. The mentor clears doubts and updates parents on the child’s progress. The teachers are from IIT, NIT and other premier institutes backgrounds. They charge nominal fee for class for different subjects. Though educational, the mode of teaching and rewards have made it attractive for the children, who remain hooked to it.
A platform dedicated to help kids build extracurricular interests, Bambinos, offers online classes and workshops across age groups on a range of subjects from communication skills to dancing. Some of their interesting classes include Young Orators: Public Speaking, Summer Camp, Baking and Confectionary Workshop, Yoga Workshop, Bhangra Dance Class, and Chess. Parents can opt for a private class or a group class for their children depending upon their preference. This could be a little heavy on your pocket as they charge per session.
Counted among India’s largest trusted e-learning networks, UrbanPro officers tuition from Class 1 to B Tech, besides language and hobby classes. They offer hobby classes in music, art, yoga, drawing and more. Go and explore
Real school (therealschool.in) is a partner of uFaber edu tech, an online education company, and it offers hobby classes as well. “The benefits of online classes are tremendous. We can pick the best of teachers from around the globe,” said Maathangi Iyer, product manager for Real School. Real school has been offering craft, theatre and storytelling classes with teachers from Macedonia to Columbia conducting these sessions.
The Spruce Crafts
The site has thousands of detailed articles and blog posts on number of crafts as well as hobbies. The website offers plenty of tutorials and how-to articles on needle crafts, paper crafts, beadwork, knitting, and much more. Learn the basics, get inspired, and keep practising with the extensive resources on offer. Due to the material requirement list and step-by-step instructions given, the process becomes easy to follow.
Some popular sites Udemy, WhiteHat Junior, BYJU junior and a plethora of others sites also offer courses in hobby classes.