Magazines as learning tools

Viswanathan, Vinatha and Shevade, Ruchi (2020) Magazines as learning tools. Learning Curve (6). pp. 84-86. ISSN 2582-1644

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Periodicals with children as their target audience can be traced to the 18th century. These magazines were mostly published in Europe and North America, and the material consisted of morals and instructions on how to live ‘good’ lives. The nature of the content switched to stories, folk and fairy tales in the 19th century and the modern children’s magazine and comics came into being in the early 20th century. This evolution of children’s periodicals followed that of the notion of childhood in society, as well as, the recognition of the potential profit in this sector. In India, the early half of the 20th century was when children’s magazines began to be published. Amongst the earliest children’s magazines were Anand (Marathi), Sandesh (Bengali), Balarama (Malayalam) and Chandamama (Telugu and Tamil). From the 1970s onwards, magazines for children found a firm footing in India.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Viswanathan, Vinatha and Shevade, Ruchi
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Uncontrolled Keywords: children’s magazines, Elementary Education, Government schools, Early Childhood Education (ECE), Curriculum, Classroom, Classroom learning and teaching
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Elementary education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
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