Defined by Merriam-Webster as “entertainment (as by games, films, or shows) that is designed to be educational,” edutainment is the future in how we teach children.
iNDIEFLIX, a subscription based service that provides access to shorts, documentaries, feature films, and television series, is now reshaping child education. Though Edutainment is not nearly a new idea, iNDIEFLIX is looking to improve the term, once used by Walt Disney, by creating full length films that educate while still entertaining.
This service will help children connect to new ideas and points of view through unique storytelling techniques and inspire children to change what they believe is wrong through informational films and documentaries.
The multibillion dollar idea of Edutainment is incredibly important during our present times. Due to the pandemic, caused by the COVID-19 virus, children have been going to school online through platforms such as Zoom and Google Meets. Though everyone is being impacted by this, children are especially being hit. Using these platforms causes students to have no social interaction and makes them get tired extremely easily as they are looking at a screen all day.
Many children learn best from social interactions with their teachers and peers. By asking for help from teachers and talking to peers about the details of their various interests, children’s minds are much more stimulated in an in-person learning environment. With online school, children’s minds are not being as stimulated and as a result, children are becoming bored and are not learning as much as they would be at in-person school.
Thanks to Edutainment, children will be able to learn about things beyond what they are learning in school. Between learning about different areas in the world, different people and cultures, different foods, and even different kinds of art, iNDIEFLIX’s use of Edutainment will inspire children to want to learn more.
Not only will this tool benefit parents as they will watch their children grow and develop new interests, but it will benefit the children as well.
According to the CEO and co-founder of iNDIEFLIX Group Inc., Scilla Andreen, she thinks “‘Edutainment’ is about educating and building community through stories that are empowering, entertaining and educational … When we watch movies, we not only see and hear, we feel, and when that content is educational, we learn about the subject more deeply.”
Around the globe, people are using Edutainment to teach children about social issues, along with how to develop unbiased opinions on certain subjects. Now more than ever, it is important to teach children these life skills.
Not only is this becoming an increasingly popular site to access Edutainment, but iNDIEFLIX is supposedly going to be joining Liquid Media Group. This partnership will truly be incredible as it will encourage positive global change, along with inspiring children to truly want to learn.